Monumental: The Reimagined World of Kevin O'Callaghan

by Hussey, Deborah
3.9 out of 5 Customer Rating
ISBN: 9780810989535


Kevin O'Callaghan is a design wizard and Monumental is his manifesto, featuring hundreds of beautiful and useful design objects made out of obsolete, useless, cast-off technology. Since 1985, O'Callaghan has taught a now-legendary 3-D design class at New York's School of Visual Arts, where students solder, rivet, and weld the flotsam of mass-produced consumer culture into new, different, and, most importantly, functional objects. For "Yugo Next," an exhibition that toured the United States--and mesmerized the media wherever it went--students transformed so-called "useless" Yugo automobiles into a piano, a barbecue, a shower, a confessional, an accordion, a gigantic telephone, and a toaster that actually popped, among other things. O'Callaghan is a philosopher, comedian, entrepreneur, and social critic who shows how design can make the world a better place.

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Author: Hussey, Deborah
  • ISBN: 9780810989535
  • Condition: Used
  • Dimensions: 10.04 x 0.97
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • Publication Year: 2010

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