The Nature of the Book: Print and Knowledge in the Making

By: Johns, Adrian

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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 arenas--commercial, 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."--Alberto 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."--D. 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."--Merle 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."--John Sutherland, "The Independent"
"Entertainingly written. . . . The most comprehensive account available . . . well documented and engaging."--Ian Maclean, "Times Literary Supplement"

Title: The Nature of the Book: Print and Knowledge in the Making

Author Name: Johns, Adrian

Categories: Typography,

Publisher: University of Chicago Press:

ISBN Number: 0226401227

ISBN Number 13: 9780226401225

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: Z0226401227Z2

Description: 0226401227 Crisp, clean, unread book with some shelfwear and a remainder mark to one edge - NICE