Reader In The History Of Books And Printing

Author: Paul A. Winckler
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313240386
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An introduction to the history of graphic communication through the ages which studies the role of books and printing in the recording, preserving, and dissemination of ideas and its impact on civilization. The readings and illustrations have been selected from the extensive literature on the book to include items of value and interest to the student, educator, librarian, historian, media specialist, bibliophile, bookman and bookwoman--all who are interested in the world of books and printing.

The Book History Reader

Author: David Finkelstein
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415226585
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The Book History Reader brings together a rich variety of writings examining different aspects of the history of books and print culture, much of which is otherwise inaccessible. It looks at the development of the book, the move from spoken word to written texts, the commodification of books and authors, the power and profile of readers, and the future of the book in the electronic age. The Reader is arranged in thematic sections and features a general introduction as well as an introduction to each section. This pioneering book is a valuable resource for all those involved in book publishing studies and book history as well as students of English literature, cultural studies, sociology and history. Essays by: Thomas Adams and Nicholas Barker, Richard Altick, Roland Barthes, C.A. Bayly, Pierre Bourdieu, John Brewer, Michel de Certeau, Roger Chartier, Robert Darnton, Elizabeth Eisenstein, Lucien Febrve and Henri-Jean Martin, N.N. Feltes, Kate Flint, Stanley Fish, Michel Foucault, Wolfgang Iser, Adrian Johns, Jerome McGann, Don McKenzie, Jennifer E. Monaghan, Jan Dirk Muller, Walter Ong, Robert Patten, Janice Radway, Jonathan Rose, Mark Rose, John Sutherland, Jane Tompkins, James L.W. West III

The Nature Of The Book

Author: Adrian Johns
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226401225
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Discusses how books were written, printed, and distributed in early modern England; the relationships among authors, printers, booksellers, and government officials; and the impact of technological innovation.

Cultures Of Print

Author: David D. Hall
Editor: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 9781558490499
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An examination of the interchange between popular and learned cultures, and the practices of reading and writing. The essays reflect Hall's belief that the better the production and consumption of books is understood, the closer readers can come to a social history of culture.

The Book

Author: Nicole Howard
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313330285
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Introduces the history of the book, beginning with papyrus in ancient Egypt, through the development of the printing press, to current computer-based technologies, including its influence on societies and cultures around the world.

Print Areas

Author: Abhijit Gupta
Editor: Orient Blackswan
ISBN: 9788178240824
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This Pioneering Attempt To Bring Together The Work Of Leading Contemporary Academics In Relation To The Book In India Is A Much Welcome Effort.

Johannes Gutenberg And The Printing Press

Author: Diana Childress
Editor: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 0761340246
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Learn about one of the most important inventions in history.

A History Of Reading

Author: Steven R. Fischer
Editor: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 9781861892096
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This final volume in the trilogy Language / Writing / Reading traces the complete story of reading from the time when symbol first became sign through to the electronic texts of the present day. After describing the ancient forms of reading and the various modes that were necessary to understand different writing systems and scripts, Steven Roger Fischer covers China, Japan, the Americas and elsewhere, and examines the forms and developments of completely divergent dimensions of reading." --book jacket.

A Companion To The History Of The Book

Author: Simon Eliot
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 140519278X
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From the early Sumerian clay tablet through to the emergence of the electronic text, this Companion provides a continuous and coherent account of the history of the book. Makes use of illustrative examples and case studies of well-known texts Written by a group of expert contributors Covers topical debates, such as the nature of censorship and the future of the book

Introduction To Book History

Author: David Finkelstein
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136515917
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This second edition of An Introduction to Book History provides a comprehensive critical introduction to the development of the book and print culture. Each fully revised and updated chapter contains new material and covers recent developments in the field, including: The Postcolonial Book Censorship by states and religions Social History, and the recognition of underrepresentation of its value to book history studies Contemporary publishing Each section begins with a summary of the chapter’s aims and contents, followed by a detailed discussion of the relevant issues, concluding with a summary of the chapter and points to ponder. Sections include: the history of the book orality to Literacy literacy to printing authors, authorship and authority printers, booksellers, publishers, agents readers and reading the future of the book. An Introduction to Book History is an ideal introduction to this exciting field of study, and is designed as a companion text to The Book History Reader.