Seeing <—> Making: Room for Thought
4.75 × 7.75 inches, 400 pages, softcover
Available for Pre-Order Shipping December 2023
Showing how the montage principle allows thought to occupy the space between two seemingly unrelated things, Seeing <—> Making: Room for Thought both studies and embodies how an arrangement of images can be a form of thinking—in other words, images not as illustrations or objects of analysis but as a montage. Realized through an intergenerational collaboration of three cultural producers committed to making theory visible, a transformative anthology of critical essays by Susan Buck-Morss anchors this kaleidoscopic project. Images and ideas sync with Buck-Morss’ perceptive texts on visual culture, history, politics, and aesthetics, fusing criticism with visual play and linking collective imagination and social action.
Driven by methods of montage and ways of seeing put forth by visual thinkers like Walter Benjamin and John Berger, designer Kevin McCaughey (Boot Boyz Biz), designer, editor, and publisher Adam Michaels (IN-FO.CO/Inventory Press), and renowned theorist Buck-Morss collectively assembled the book’s colliding material into new relation. What results is a (typo-) graphic articulation that thinks seriously about the stakes of ideation and reorients the space of the book in the service of a theory and philosophy that speaks the language of our image-based information age.