The Architect's Suicide: A Fictional Account

Author : R. M. Beckley

  • Paperback
  • 9781491734445
  • 1491734442
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
  • 182
  • Book
  • iUniverse
  • iUniverse
  • Suicide Depression
  • Only $13.95

    Out Of Stock

The Architect's Suicide: A Fictional Account

The Architect's Suicide thoughtfully combines fiction with fact in this sometimes-hallucinatory account. It brings readers deep inside the convoluted life and mysterious disappearance of an American architect seeking fame and recognition during an era when heroism appears to have died. An architectural critic endeavors to understand the disappearance of Robert A. Michael architect and his presumed suicide. In his quest, recorded here, the critic sheds light on the world of architectural practice that so disappointed this architect. As part of his research the critic interviews members of Robert's family, business associates, clients, and colleagues. The narratives the critic assembles reveal the personal and professional ambitions and despair that may have contributed to the architect's fate. Robert A. Michael, in his youth, read Ayn Rand's influential book The Fountainhead. Like other young men he was inspired by Rand to pursue a career in architecture choosing architecture over art as his career goal. He believed in Rand's modernist idea of the autonomous man of independent-mindedness and integrity. Robert, however, was continually disappointed as he found the heroic role of the architect promoted by Rand to be elusive. Conflicts arose between his aesthetic ideals and the realities of architectural practice. The critic speculates that Robert's sobering disappearance signifies the end of the modern era for architects and their profession as promoted by Rand and the heroes of architecture's modern movement.

0 item Shopping Cart

Similar products

No Similar Book Found
Lets Continue Suicide Awareness Month :

Category: Sober Living  Suicide Awareness 

I would like to ask, if anyone would like to show support for the CIJIK Foundation, please give the CIJIK instagram and FB a "like" so we can spread awarenss! i am always so disapointed that suicide awarenss only gets a dedicated "month" to speak about the

Date : 05 Oct 2015

Created By : Life-Iz-Good Read More

U.S. Olympian Commits Suicide:

Category: Mental Health  Suicide Awareness 

Kelly Catlin, a very talented US Cyclist killed herself earlier this year. Because she was attending Stanford, being an Olympic Medalist, and much more, Kelly was under a lot of stress. Because of her work ethic to not fail and always win, she was always overwhelmed. This caused her to

Date : 31 May 2019

Created By : Dom Russo Read More

suicide prevention:

Category: Suicide Awareness 

I read an article on suicide prevention, and thought it may be helpful or interesting to those that want to learn about suicide prevention.   

Date : 28 May 2019

Created By : CB52 Read More

0 item Shopping Cart

Bookshelf Categories

Hire CIJIK Sober Companion
+1 (818) 570-2454
Right Bar
Contact us!