A rewarding book for those seeking some clarity and guidance to this body of work.—LEONARDO—
Toward Fewer Images is therefore not only an entry point into Kluge’s multiverse, but also an interpretative key to unlock its depth, not always visible to the naked eye.
—Los Angeles Review of Books
As the first monograph in English-language scholarship to address Kluge’s body of work, Ekardt’s book is remarkable. Yet this is not the extent of the book’s important contributions. In his analysis of Kluge’s work and his conception of the activity of work, Ekardt does a skillful job of balancing his in-depth discussions of particular works with coverage of the breadth of Kluge’s career. Toward Fewer Images presents a rigorous and cogent analysis of Kluge’s past and current work that stands out among scholarship on Kluge in any language.