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Monumental: The Reimagined World of Kevin O’Callaghan

MonumentalAn M16 transformed into a teddy bear.  A phone booth that finds new life as a fallout shelter.  A typewriter that has a waffle press on its keyboard.  A car that has become a working telephone.

These are just a few of the projects pictured in this book covering the artistic vision of Kevin O’Callaghan.  O’Callaghan teaches a 3D art course at the School of Visual Arts in New York.  Many of his class projects become exhibitions in large New York venues, or even go on tour throughout the country.  This is the kind of book you can open at any page or read cover to cover, finding extraordinary creations on every page.

Some of the collections include: “Yugo Next”, where students took one of the least successful cars ever made and gave it new life; “Horsepower”, which reinvents the buggy for use in the modern world; “Disarm”, which pulls the most common and deadly assault rifle into non-violent contexts; and “Off Roading”, where a gas-guzzling pickup truck is dismantled and turned into apartment furnishings.

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