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The Limits of My Language are the Limits of My World

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  • "The limits of my language are the limits of my world." - Ludwig Wittgenstein 

    The way we perceive the world is not something that is simply determined by our senses. Language, and how we understand it, plays an almost equally important role. Similar to Wittgenstein’s language theories, this is a project that asks whether it’s possible to comprehend our world through images, when we rely on our words to define it.
     
    Through a series of five books, this project explores ideas around linguistic determinism, colour perception and the role of words in visual communication. From the creative non-fiction of The Book of David, essays in Off the Map and the rare words of The Field Guide to Lost Language, this collection offers a non-linear, McSweeny’s-esque journey through our own language, challenging us to rethink how we really see our world