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  • n  a psychology based on the assumption that all mental process are useful to an organism in adapting to the environment
  • n  any doctrine that stresses utility or purpose

  • A devotee of functionalism, Rand was one of the first to bring modern design's simplicity to commercial art.
  • It necessarily follows that true functionalism in man-made edifices must include artistic expression.
  • Many a tradition-minded Athenian, knowing Gropius only as the high priest of modernism, with its flat roofs, ribbon windows, concrete, steel and glass functionalism, promptly got .

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