The Nature of the Book

The Nature of the Book

Print and Knowledge in the Making

eBook - 1998
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In "The Nature of the Book," a tour de force of cultural history, Adrian Johns constructs an entirely original and vivid picture of print culture and its many arenasOCocommercial, intellectual, political, and individual.
A compelling exposition of how authors, printers, booksellers and readers competed for power over the printed page. . . . The richness of Mr. Johns's book lies in the splendid detail he has collected to describe the world of books in the first two centuries after the printing press arrived in England.OCoAlberto Manguel, "Washington Times"
A] mammoth and stimulating account of the place of print in the history of knowledge. . . . Johns has written a tremendously learned primer.OCoD. Graham Burnett, "New Republic"
A detailed, engrossing, and genuinely eye-opening account of the formative stages of the print culture. . . . This is scholarship at its best.OCoMerle Rubin, "Christian Science Monitor"
The most lucid and persuasive account of the new kind of knowledge produced by print. . . . A work to rank alongside McLuhan.OCoJohn Sutherland, "The Independent"
Entertainingly written. . . . The most comprehensive account available . . . well documented and engaging.OCoIan Maclean, "Times Literary Supplement""
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press, 1998.
ISBN: 9780226401232
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxi, 753 p.) : ill.
Additional Contributors: ebrary, Inc


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