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Re: 5 modes of design


Date: Tue Apr 23 2002 - 21:35:23 PDT

In a message dated 04/23/2002 8:50:57 PM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

> 1. Imitationalism - realistically recreating life or nature
> 2. Expressivism - expressing strong feeling or emotion
> 3. Formalism - concerned with formal elements and principles of design
> 4. Instrumentalism - social, political or moral message
> 5. Functionalism - art for utility or practical use (pottery, quilts,
> weaving...)

More "isms" get me confused with my historical periods such as Impressionism,
Expressionism, Constructivism etc. Whew- my head is a spinnin!
Kathy in Kalamazoo