"Functionalism" - A Source of Misunderstanding

Carl Steere Myrus

This article was written specifically for Essays Presented to D. Kenneth Sargent upon his retirement as Dean of the School of Architecture at Syracuse University. This book was edited by Paul Malo and is dated June 1971. This article appears on pages 61 through 68.


Myrus sheds light on the much more nuanced definition of the term "functionalism" than is typically understood, noting its abuse, redefinition, and misuse in contemporary contexts.