"One of America's most important artists, Bruce Nauman has worked in a dazzling variety of media since the mid-1960s : sculpture, photography, performance, installation art, sound, holography, film, and video. What has been a constant throughout his career, however, is his persistence in exploring both art as an investigation of the self and the power of language to define that self. The latest volume in the acclaimed Art + Performance series is the first book to combine the key critical writings on Nauman with the artist's own writings and interviews with him, as well as images of his work. Bruce Nauman offers a multifaceted portrait of an artist whose determination to experiment with style and form has created a body of work as eclectic and perhaps more influential than that of any other living American artist." -- from back wrapper. Edited by Robert C. Morgan, with written contributions by Marcia Tucker, Jonathan Goodman, Amei Wallach, Coosje van Bruggen, Regina Cornwell, Brooks Adams, Jorg Zütter, Neal Benezra, Peter Schjeldahl, Kathryn Hixson, Arthur C. Danto, Robert Storr, Ingrid Schaffner, Jean-Charles Masséra, nancy Goldring, Jerry Saltz, David Pagel, Andrew Winer, Michael Kimmelman, Kenneth Baker, Paul Richard, Joan Hugo, Paul Mattick, Ronald Jones, Willoughby Sharp, Joan Simon, Christopher Cordes, and Tony Oursler. Includes biography, videography, select bibliography, and notes on the authors' contributions. Printed in black-and-white.