The Book History Reader
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Book History Reader by David Finkelstein
Book DescriptionFollowing on from the widely successful first volume, this second edition has been updated and expanded to create an essential collection of writings examining different aspects of the history of books and print culture. Arranged in thematic sections, bringing together a wide range of contributors, and featuring introductions to each section, this new edition: * contains more extracts covering issues of gender, material culture and bibliographical matters * has a brand new section on the future of the book in the electronic age * examines different aspects of book history including: the development of the book, spoken words to written texts, the commodifcation of books, and the power and profile of readers. This pioneering book is a vital resource for all those involved in publishing studies, library studies, book history and also those studying English literature, cultural studies, sociology and history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415359481
(246mm x 174mm x 32mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author David Finkelstein
Introduction to Book History, Hardback (October 2012)
Offers a critical perspective on different aspects of books & print culture, such as the development of the book, the move from spoken word to written texts, the commodification of the book industry, the power & profile of readers, & the future of the book in the electronic age.
Edinburgh History of the Book in Scotland, Hardback (November 2007)
The early part of the period covered by this volume marked the centrality of the book as a vehicle of communication. The later part of the period witnesses the book's decline as a mass medium, although it retains a high cultural value in contemporary society.
Papermaking on the Water of Leith, Paperback (September 2006)View all books by David Finkelstein
Examines the papermaking industry on the Water of Leith during the twentieth century, from before the second World War through to the closure of the last mill in 1989. This book focuses on what it was like to work in the mills, the technological change and innovations in papermaking, the range of paper and paper products produced, and more.
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Author Biography - David Finkelstein
David Finkelstein is Research Professor of Media and Print Culture at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. He is author of The House of Blackwood: Author-Publisher Relations in the Victorian Era and co-author (with Alistair McCleery) of An Introduction to Book History. Alistair McCleery is Professor of Literature and Culture at Napier University, Edinburgh, and Director of the Scottish Centre for the Book. He is co-editor of The Bibliotheck.
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