Master's Theses



Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


In my work, I have tried to show that form and function can combine to be a compatible force. A piece of sculpture may be a purely visual form with its only function being that of satisfying man's aesthetic needs, or it may also serve a very useful purpose and remain an exciting visual object. There is no need for the dichotomy - visual or functional - to exist: A piece of sculpture can be both without sacrificing the effect of either. Naturally, this approach cannot apply to all objects for reasons of economy and practicality, but if we will open our minds to the idea that function does not have to be in opposition to form, then the aesthetic level of everyday life may be enriched.


Jim Hinkhouse

Date of Award

Fall 1971

Document Type

Thesis - campus only access


© 1971 Michael F. Livingston


For questions contact

Off Campus FHSU Users Click Here