I want you to imagine a man tasked with the challenge of building a structure in the young days of Rome. He installs four columns to hold the roof that will endure the blaze of a sunny day and the wrath of a stormy night. Accomplished he stops to ponder, gazing at the four columns. Functionality has been achieved and yet something was missing.
The columns we know today are not just supportive beams, they are elaborate pillars of art because we have an innate desire to not just be practical but also to be expressive.