Len Lye Bibliography

Cantrill, A. 'The Absolute Truth of the Happiness Acid' www.sensesofcinema.com/contents/01/19/lye.html

Horrocks, Roger (2001). Len Lye - A Biography. Auckland University Press.

Kou, Alvin (2000). "The Films of Len Lye" Contains some nice illustrations.

Lye, Len. Figures in Motion: Len Lye Selected Writings. Auckland University Press.

Watson, Paul (1997, March/April). True Lye's (Re)animating Film Studies. Art & Design, v.12, 46-49.


Lye, Len (1980). Len Lye, A Personal Mythology: Paintings, steel-motion compositions, films. Auckland, NZ: Auckland City Art Gallery.


Nelson, Robert (Feb. 2002). The wit of the wobble: Len Lye and the metaphysics of eccentricity. Retrieved on September 27, 2003, from http://www.sensesofcinema.com/contents/01/19/lye_wit.html

The Art Gallery of New South Wales. Retrieved September 27, 2003, from http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/media/archives_2002/len_lye Contains a brief bio.

Govett Brewster Art Gallery, New Zealand(1997-2001). Retrieved September 27, 2003, from http://www.govettb.org.nz/lenlye/default.htm Information on Len Lye with a link to the Len Lye Foundation which contains a biography, film and sculptures.


Doodlin': Impressions of Len Lye. A documentary exploring the life and works of Len Lye. Included are interviews with his wife Ann Lye, Stan Brakhage, composer Jack Ellit and more. Koninck & Energy International in association with Channel 4, UK/New Zealand (1987, VHS).

Flip and Two Sisters. A documentary about Len Lye with newly discovered footage of him including clips from his films and footage of his sculptures in motion. Piont of View Productions, New Zealand (1995, 16mm).

Len Lye Collection. A volume of 12 films by Len Lye. Includes an interview, demonstration of a few Tangibles and various clips from films. 1957, 28min.

Compiled by Jessica Lewis, 2003

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