"Internationally recognized for her visually elegant, thought-provoking video art, Mary Lucier was a sculptor, photographer, and performance artist before she turned to video in 1973. In Mary Lucier, the first book published on Lucier's work, Melinda Barlow brings together a selection of Lucier's previously unpublished writings and drawings along with essays, reviews, interviews, and photographs of her ephemeral installations and performances to create an absorbing portrait of one of America's most accomplished video pioneers." -- publisher's statement. With writing by Lucier, Nancy Princenthal, Tom Johnson, Alvin Lucier, Cecilia Sandoval, Elizabeth Streb, Christine Temin, William E. Collins, Robert Riley, Richard Lorber, Victor Ancona, Arthur Tsuchiya, Grace Glueck, Martha Gever, Marita Sturken, Ann-Sargent Wooster, Bruce Jenkins, Kerri Sakamoto, Maureen Turim, Charles Hagen, Christopher Knight, John Russell, John Miller, Arlene Raven, Kirby Gookin, Eleanor Heartney, Jenifer P. Borum, Annette Barbier, John Beardsley, Nancy Miller, Margaret Morse, Peter Doroshenko, and Nicholas Drake. Edited by Melinda Barlow.