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Len Lye a biography

Len Lye a biography

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This is the biography of a remarkable New Zealand-born artist. Len Lye (1901-1980) was a gifted innovator in many areas - film, painting, sculpture, photography and writing. Not only his constant flow of new ideas but his exuberance, his unique taste in clothes, his quirky turn of phrase, and his free-wheeling personal life made him a legendary figure - a 'crazy, excited and exciting guy' (as a fellow artist once described him).

This fascinating biography is the result of more than 20 years of research by Roger Horrocks, who once worked as Lye's assistant. Written in a clear, accessible style, it will appeal not only to those interested in the arts but to any general reader interested in the life of a unique personality.

A thorough, cleanly crafted account of the life and career of a remarkably full-blooded artist. - Eldred Wisdom, Sydney Morning Herald.

A Fascinating, accessible biography for the general reader as well as academics and fine art buffs. - Chris Bourke, North & South.

Perfectly attuned to Len Lye and his work, Horrocks' biography of the kinetic sculptor/film-maker/all-purpose genious is beguilling, animated and inspiring. The book should be required reading for the young and creatively-inclined of Aotearoa/New Zealand. - Gregory O'Brien, 'The Best Books I Never Wrote'

ISBN: 978 1 86940 247 1
443 pages
17.3 x 24 cm
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