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Expressionism - Functionalism
(late 19th - early 20th centuries)

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Functionalism (architecture), was a movement in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, that advocated that architecture should be stripped of all ornamentation so as to allow its structure to express its function or purpose. It was given impetus by Frank Lloyd Wright, who in 1901 originated the famous phrase "form follows function", and by Le Corbusier, who in 1927 stated that "a house is a machine for living". The style is also known from the Scandinavian countries, where it was named "Funkis", and particularly Danish Design from that period has become world famous.  In 1991 and 1997 Denmark issued two sets of 4 stamps, showing Danish Design from the period.  Danish Functionalism is an offshoot of the German Bauhaus Movement, yet much more longlived than Bauhaus.    

Denmark 1991. Functionalism. Danish Design. Stamp #1. Denmark 1991. Functionalism. Danish Design. Stamp #2. Denmark 1991. Functionalism. Danish Design. Stamp #3. Denmark 1991. Functionalism. Danish Design. Stamp #4.
Denmark 1991. Functionalism. Danish Design. FDC #1. Denmark 1991. Functionalism. Danish Design. FDC #2.

Info from the Danish presentation pack of this set. 

Denmark 1997. Functionalism. Danish Design. Stamp #1. Denmark 1997. Functionalism. Danish Design. Stamp #2. Denmark 1997. Functionalism. Danish Design. Stamp #3. Denmark 1997. Functionalism. Danish Design. Stamp #4.
Denmark 1997. Functionalism. Danish Design. FDC #1. Denmark 1997. Functionalism. Danish Design. FDC #2.

Info from the Danish presentation pack of this set.

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