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Monumental: the Reimagined World By Deborah Hussey

Monumental: the Reimagined World
by Deborah Hussey

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Kevin O'Callaghan is a legendary design teacher whose passion, creativity and drive has inspired remarkable achievement. Monumental is his manifesto: a richly illustrated, funny, and thought provoking tour of his wild imagination, that proves that any object, no matter how useless, can be turned into art that possesses aesthetic value.
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Monumental: the Reimagined World by Deborah Hussey

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.

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About Deborah Hussey


Kevin O'Callaghan graduated from SVA in 1985, and began teaching his MFA 3-D design course shortly thereafter. A jack-of-all design trades, he has constructed film sets for Rodney Dangerfield and windows for Hammacher Schlemmer, and currently designs sets and props for the MTV Movie Awards. He is the designer of the largest rococo frame in the world (which hangs in Times Square) Steven Heller is America's leading historian and critic of graphic design. He is the author, co-author, and/or editor of more than 100 books on design and popular culture, including Abrams' Illustration. His career is closely entertwined with two great New York institutions, The New York Times (as an art director) and the School of Visual Arts (as program director and teacher).

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GOR004718919
Monumental: the Reimagined World by Deborah Hussey
Deborah Hussey
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Abrams
2010-09-17
240
0810989530
9780810989535
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