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Art that moves : the work of Len Lye

Author: Roger Horrocks; Shirley Horrocks
Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Auckland University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"One of the most original artists to have emerged from New Zealand, Len Lye (1901-1980) had a passion for movement from an early age. This fascination shaped his urgent and pioneering films and kinetic sculptures and contributed to his remarkable work in painting, photography and writing. Lye had a big idea -- that movement could be the basis for a completely new kind of art -- and he devoted much of his life to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Len Lye; Len Lye
Material Type: Biography, Videorecording
Document Type: Book, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Horrocks; Shirley Horrocks
ISBN: 9781869404222 186940422X
OCLC Number: 497028590
Notes: Accompanied by: DVD containing four of Lye's best films and some footage directed by Shirley Horrocks. It also contains a short documentary of Lye's life in his early years.
Description: 257 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm. + 1 videodisc (DVD : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.)
Other Titles: Work of Len Lye
Responsibility: Roger Horrocks.

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'Kinetic art is the first new category of art since prehistory', ex-pat New Zealand artist Len Lye boldly claimed in an essay in 1964. What did he mean by this? And how does his own work in sculpture  Read more...

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