Prejudices: A selection
          book cover, 1958

The Anatomy of Revolution
          book cover, 1956

The Aquiscitive Society
          book cover, 1955

“You will learn most things by looking, but reading gives understanding. Reading will make you free.”

Rand taught himself to design by designing. And he taught himself to write—“clearly, convincingly, and urbanely”, as he put it—by reading. Rand’s public and print personalities were as different as Jekyll and Hyde. Rand’s books are filled with citations and references to diverse sources on aesthetics.