Printing, Writers and Readers in Renaissance Italy / Edition 1

Printing, Writers and Readers in Renaissance Italy / Edition 1

by Brian Richardson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521576938

ISBN-13: 9780521576932

Pub. Date: 09/28/1999

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is a full-length study of a topic of central importance to the development of Italian and European culture. The spread of printing to Renaissance Italy had a dramatic impact on all users of books. As works came to be diffused more widely and cheaply, and reading became a more popular activity, so authors adapted their writing and methods of publishing to the

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This is a full-length study of a topic of central importance to the development of Italian and European culture. The spread of printing to Renaissance Italy had a dramatic impact on all users of books. As works came to be diffused more widely and cheaply, and reading became a more popular activity, so authors adapted their writing and methods of publishing to the demands and opportunities of the new medium. Brian Richardson focuses on the interaction between the book industry and written culture at this crucial period.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521576932
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Printing and Book Production: 1. The arrival of printing and its techniques; 2. Publishing, bookselling and the control of books; Part II. Writers and Print Culture: 3. Publication in print: patronage, contracts and privileges; 4. From pen to print: writers and their use of the press; Part III. Readers and Print Culture: 5. Reading, buying and owning printed books; 6. Printing for the reading public: form and content; Bibliography.

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