Last night I was reading this book given to me by GB. It is called the Image of the Architect. Since I am trying to make the connection in my dissertation between the solitary artist and the image of the architect I thought that this book would help me to make this argument. While reading a chapter on the architect as "hero" and "genius," I was introduced to the novel the Fountainhead, a book I know about but have never read.
The author of Image (whom I cannot recall at the moment) makes the argument that Ayn Rand uses the architect as the model for her theory of individualism and not by chance. That the architect, while both professional and well-integrated into society, has the capability to use creativity and genius to promote objective individualism.
I'm still looking for more resources on this subject - but this is a great start and I can do a lot with this.