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The Resource The long dream of waking : new perspectives on Len Lye, edited by Paul Brobbel, Wystan Curnow and Roger Horrocks

The long dream of waking : new perspectives on Len Lye, edited by Paul Brobbel, Wystan Curnow and Roger Horrocks

Label
The long dream of waking : new perspectives on Len Lye
Title
The long dream of waking
Title remainder
new perspectives on Len Lye
Statement of responsibility
edited by Paul Brobbel, Wystan Curnow and Roger Horrocks
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Recognised internationally as one of the twentieth century's great modernist innovators, New Zealand artist Len Lye is most famous for his avant-garde experimental films and for his astonishing and playful kinetic sculptures. Always fascinated by the interplay of movement and light, this extraordinary artist also expressed himself in photography, drawing, painting and poetry. During his lifetime he was better known in the art capitals of North America and Europe than in the country of his birth, but that has changed since the establishment of the foundation dedicated to his works at New Plymouth's Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and particularly following the opening, in 2015, of the impressive and much-admired Len Lye Centre. In this timely collection of essays, writers from New Zealand and overseas consider Lye's assured place in modern art from a variety of fascinating and thought-provoking angles. He thought of his creations as emerging from ̀the long dream of waking'. And thanks to this collection of essays, we too can be drawn into his long dream and come to see his remarkable achievements through fresh eyes
Cataloging source
YDX
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1979-
  • 1939-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Brobbel, Paul
  • Curnow, Wystan
  • Horrocks, Roger
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lye, Len
  • Kinetic sculpture
  • Experimental films
Label
The long dream of waking : new perspectives on Len Lye, edited by Paul Brobbel, Wystan Curnow and Roger Horrocks
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 204-207) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Paul Brobbel, Wystan Curnow and Roger Horrocks -- History -- Len Lye's kinetic sculptures / Peter Selz -- Between art and engineering / Paul Brobbel, Aaron Kreisler, Shayne Gooch, John Matthews and Evan webb -- Aesthetics -- Cinematic sculpture / Malcolm Le Grice -- Motion, time, energy / Roger Horrocks -- 'Live' motion, pure movement and liberation: Len Lye's kinetic imaginary / Luke Smythe -- Contexts -- Repatriating Len Lye: the figure of motion and its transformations / Wystan Curnow -- Len Lye as a 'Sydney' artist / Rex Butler and A.D.S. Donaldson -- 'When London swung a bit': Len Lye in inter-war Britain / Scott Anthony -- 'v.spinkly. 9.flutter & blink': Archiving Len Lye / Sarah Davy -- The artist at work -- From Jazz to 'sound construction' / Roger Horrocks -- Shadowgraphs: photographic portraits by Len Lye / Geoffrey Batchen -- Behind the scenes: the base in Len Lye's sculptures / Evan Webb -- Trade tattoos: animation stencils and readymade movement / Alla Gadassik
Control code
on1006306178
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9781927145968
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits (chiefly colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1006306178
Label
The long dream of waking : new perspectives on Len Lye, edited by Paul Brobbel, Wystan Curnow and Roger Horrocks
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 204-207) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Paul Brobbel, Wystan Curnow and Roger Horrocks -- History -- Len Lye's kinetic sculptures / Peter Selz -- Between art and engineering / Paul Brobbel, Aaron Kreisler, Shayne Gooch, John Matthews and Evan webb -- Aesthetics -- Cinematic sculpture / Malcolm Le Grice -- Motion, time, energy / Roger Horrocks -- 'Live' motion, pure movement and liberation: Len Lye's kinetic imaginary / Luke Smythe -- Contexts -- Repatriating Len Lye: the figure of motion and its transformations / Wystan Curnow -- Len Lye as a 'Sydney' artist / Rex Butler and A.D.S. Donaldson -- 'When London swung a bit': Len Lye in inter-war Britain / Scott Anthony -- 'v.spinkly. 9.flutter & blink': Archiving Len Lye / Sarah Davy -- The artist at work -- From Jazz to 'sound construction' / Roger Horrocks -- Shadowgraphs: photographic portraits by Len Lye / Geoffrey Batchen -- Behind the scenes: the base in Len Lye's sculptures / Evan Webb -- Trade tattoos: animation stencils and readymade movement / Alla Gadassik
Control code
on1006306178
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9781927145968
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits (chiefly colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1006306178

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