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Art the Moves : the Work of Len Lye.

Author: Roger Horrocks
Publisher: New York : Auckland University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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 it.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Horrocks, Roger.
Art the Moves : The Work of Len Lye.
New York : Auckland University Press, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Horrocks
ISBN: 9781869407971 1869407970
OCLC Number: 865330090
Description: 1 online resource (278 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Introduction; one: Precedents; two: Len Lye: A Kinetic Biography; three: The Art of Motion; four: The Films; five: The Sculptures; six: Len Lye Today: Conserving, Restoring and Building Kinetic Art; Acknowledgements; Notes; Len Lye Resources; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z.

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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 it. 'Kinetic art is the first new category of art since pre-history, ' he boldly claimed in 1964. What did he mean by this? And how does his work in film and sculpture bear it out? Ro.

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