Gutenberg and the Impact of Printing

Gutenberg and the Impact of Printing

by Stephan Fussel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754635376

ISBN-13: 9780754635376

Pub. Date: 02/28/2005

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

"From typefounding through typesetting to the printing process itself, this narrative offers a fresh look at the unprecedented success story of the spread of the "black art" right across Europe in a mere 40 years. Stephan Fussel here analyses the earliest printings, placing them in the context of the history of communication and the intellectual climate of a…  See more details below

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"From typefounding through typesetting to the printing process itself, this narrative offers a fresh look at the unprecedented success story of the spread of the "black art" right across Europe in a mere 40 years. Stephan Fussel here analyses the earliest printings, placing them in the context of the history of communication and the intellectual climate of a Europe-wide educated elite by about 1500. He foregrounds the tremendous rise in European culture and the history of education experienced as a direct result of this media revolution." Stephan Fussel traces the modern resonances of Gutenberg's invention, which persisted in virtually unchanged from for a further 350 years. It underwent decisive technological change through industrialisation and mechanisation in the nineteenth century, and again through digitalisation at the close of the twentieth century. However, as Fussel shows, the mass diffusion of information and the related communication revolution which began with Gutenberg continue unabated.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754635376
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Gutenberg - his life and work9
The spread of printing59
Printing and humanism71
Popular instruction in the vernacular113
Broadsides and the "latest news"147
Printing and the Reformation159
Gutenberg goes electronic195

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