Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez (b. 1923) is one of the
greatest artistic innovators of the 20th and 21st centuries. Best
known for experimenting with light and movement, and for
stimulating the dialogue between the stable and unstable use of
color, his pieces engage viewers on a multisensory level. Through
the use of unconventional materials, Cruz-Diez strives to create
art that is sophisticated in construction and theory while also
accessible to viewers. Combining the principles of kinetic art
(sculptured works that have an aspect of motion) with color theory,
optics, machine engineering, digital printing technologies, and the
painter's craft, Cruz-Diez's works defy standard
This monumental volume traces the full trajectory of the
artist's career, from early, rarely published figurative works, to
interactive series that continue to this day, to architectural
projects in public spaces around the world. The book features an
essay, an interview with Cruz-Diez, a selection of his own
writings, texts by three early champions of his work, and an
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