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Art That Moves: The Work of Len Lye | Roger Horrocks

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Art That Moves: The Work of Len Lye | Roger Horrocks

70.00

Published by Auckland University Press December 2015

238 x 193 mm, paperback with flaps, 280 pages, colour & b/w illustrations & DVD

ISBN 9781869404222

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First published in 2009, this lively book has been re-released in 2015 as the art and life of Len Lye continues to fascinate readers in New Zealand and around the world.

The generously illustrated book also includes a DVD containing a short documentary by Shirley and Roger Horrocks alongside brilliant footage from Lye's films and sculptures in motion.

Roger Horrocks: 'My book is about an important artist and a big idea, Len Lye’s idea that movement could become the basis for new forms of art. . . He believed that only a few of the possibilities of movement had so far been tapped. This book aims to explore what the world of art – and the world in general – may have looked like through the eyes of an artist whose passionate interest was ‘the mystery of motion’. '

Professor Emeritus Roger Horrocks is a writer, film-maker, magazine editor, and influential teacher, the founder of the Department of Film, Television and Media Studies at the University of Auckland. An expert on the life and work of Len Lye, Horrocks has written books and curated exhibitions of Lye’s work, directed a film about Lye and wrote the libretto for Len Lye: The Opera.