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This is an auction for SELECTED WRITINGS OF LEN LYE.

Edited by Wystan Curnow & Roger Horrocks.

Amazon.com review:

“A great compilation of the writings of Len Lye: Len Lye, like many artists I imagine, wrote in a broken style without necessarily carrying chains of thought through to their (natural) conclusion. He was careful to stay away from what he believed was a commercially dictated style of writing - as a result, themes would be appear scattered about his great mass of written material. Curnow and Horrocks have painstakingly gone through Lye's writings, letters and musings to present the reader with a flowing account of the many aspects to Lye's painting, sculpture, film and genetic theory in his own words."

CONTENTS:

* Beginnings

* Film-making

* Images

* Sculpture, painting, myth

* Writing

* Documentation

From Wikipedia:

"Leonard Charles Huia "Len" Lye (/la?/; 5 July 1901 – 15 May 1980), was a Christchurch, New Zealand-born artist known primarily for his experimental films and kinetic sculpture. His films are held in archives including the New Zealand Film Archive, British Film Institute, Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and the Pacific Film Archive at University of California, Berkeley. Lye's sculptures are found in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Berkeley Art Museum. Although he became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1950, much of his work went to New Zealand after his death, where it is housed at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in New Plymouth..."

More on Wikipedia.

Large format hardback 1984.

152 pages.

Photographs throughout.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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