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Definition:
If an object is created under the style of Functionalism, that means that its artistic beauty cannot be separated from its function. The principle of functionalism was best explained by the American modernist architect Louis Sullivan, who stated that "Form follows Function". The architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright are examples of functionalist designs.

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What is Aesthetics?
In philosophy, aesthetics is the study of beauty and taste, whether in the form of the comic, the tragic or the sublime. Aesthetics has traditionally been part of other philosophical pursuits like the investigation of epistemology or ethics. However, it started to come into its own and become a more independent pursuit under Immanuel Kant, the German philosopher who saw aesthetics as a unitary and self-sufficient type of human experience.

What is Philosophy?
What is philosophy? Is there any point in studying philosophy, or is it a useless subject? What are the different branches of philosophy - what's the difference between aestheitcs and ethics? What's the difference between metaphysics and epistemology?

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