The Nature of the Book

The Nature of the Book

Print and Knowledge in the Making

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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


Baker & Taylor
An accessible account of how books were written, printed, and distributed in early modern England discusses the relationships among authors, printers, booksellers, and government officials and the impact of technological innovation on the dissemination and preservation of knowledge. UP.

Book News
Transports readers back to early modern England and the cauldron of creative and commercial forces in which print culture was formed, focusing on the interplay between the scientific and print revolutions and on their roles in the production and dissemination of knowledge. Looks at the culture and credibility of the printed book, the politics of printing, the mechanics of book production, and conflicts of intellectual property. Includes b&w illustrations. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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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



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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.

Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press, 1998
ISBN: 9780226401218
0226401219
Characteristics: xxi, 753 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

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