Some of us will read on phones or tablets; others will keep reaching for the real thing, the same way the great medieval printer Anton Koberger imagined his customers doing in 1493, when he sent out his Nuremberg Chronicle with this printed wish: Speed now, Book… A thousand hands will grasp you with warm desire And read you with great attention. For is it not they — we — who felt most stricken at the thought the book had died, who perceived it as an existential threat? The American market saw a drop from 770 million copies sold in 2009 to 635 million in 2014 the figures were 229 million and 181 million for the U. And that I could read it in the margins of a single day. No quibble refund if not completely satisfied. Book is in Used-Good condition.
More tellingly, the rate of e-book buying has leveled off after years of explosive growth. When it comes to radical revolutions in media, the Gutenberg Bible is up there with the Internet. Burgundy cloth covered spine over dark blue paper covered pictorial boards. It opened right onto the text: two perfect jet-black columns, the ink still glossy after all this time. It is useful to me to think of a printed book as a landscape through which the mind roams, touching branches, remembering paths. Connecting readers with great books since 1972.
About this Item: Huntington Library Press, 1997. Author by : Frank W. In the end, refusal of the e-book comes down to a refusal of sensory impoverishment. For this Biblia latina, more than any other book, makes one thing clear: the more we value a text, the more we desire to fix it in the world, to grant it permanence. Category: Electronic books Author : Frank W.
I assume it's meant for younger readers. Color reproductions of several pages and initial letters from the Bible accompany this text, which details the early history of printing and the way the Gutenberg Bible was produced. Thorpe Number Of Pages 48 pages Series Treasures from the Huntington Library Format Hardcover Publication Date 2004-06-07 Language English Publisher Huntington Library Press Publication Year 2004 Additional Details Edition Number 2 Copyright Date 1999 Illustrated Yes Dimensions Weight 1. By now most of us are heartily sick of the print versus e-book debate. Like many other times in his life, he didn't listen. The best books give readers a profound aesthetic and intellectual experience, like our 15th century Bible: they are objects of both beauty and permanence. All books are in clear copy here, and all files are secure so don't worry about it.
The spine may show signs of wear. Not only did Gutenberg's innovation of mechanical movable type significantly speed up production without sacrificing quality, it irreversibly enriched public knowledge, pioneering mass communication and allowing people to access ideas and participate in discussions like never before. Theyll find out how Gutenbergs printing press worked, how books had to be copied out by hand before its invention, and what already extant tools helped inspire Gutenberg. The Gutenberg Bibles layout and decoration are discussed, while images of the pages from the book itself impress upon readers the importance of consulting primary sources. Nor is the pleasure we derive from such beautiful objects only aesthetic. They understood, I think, that a book about the first great book must strive for that same excellence and beauty. Published in Mainz around 1454, the Gutenberg Bible was the first major Western publication to be printed with movable metal type, ushering in a whole new age of knowledge distribution through mass-produced books.
This copy is clean and solid. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Customer service is our top priority!. Customer service is our top priority!. Instead, each book had to be copied by hand in a long, labor-intensive process. For a time, and for a particular purpose, old technology persists.
Colour reproductions of several pages and initial letters from the bible accompany the text, which details the early history of printing and the way the Gutenberg Bible was printed. The numbers are nowhere near what they were before the big chains and Amazon, but last year more new bookstores opened in the United States than in any year since the 2008 recession, the American Booksellers Association reported for the record, 59. The was probably designed as a museum gift store piece, particularly for those who had seen a particular copy of the Gutenberg Bible the Huntington copy. This physical structure creates a spatial construct for the mind that helps it navigate, according to Anne Mangan, a Norwegian reading researcher. In this honest, charming memoir, Guttenberg tells the unique story of his first decade in Hollywood, as he went from being a complete unknown to starring in some of the most successful blockbusters of all time. About this Item: Huntington Library Press, San Marino, Ca, 1997. Customer service is our top priority!.
This site is like a library, you could find million book here by using search box in the widget. It doesn't truly talk about the influence that the Gutenberg Bible had on printing, or at least, it quickly talked about that before moving on. All 1,282 pages of this artistic and technological masterwork are included, along with a companion book written by Stephan Füssel, Gutenberg-Chair at Mainz University, introducing Gutenberg, his transformative influence, and two important documents of the time: the Göttingen Model Book which was used to illuminate the Göttingen Library edition and the only surviving notary document by Ulrich Helmasperger, which records the history of this unique invention and its product, the Gutenberg Bible. This amount is subject to change until you make payment. All 1,282 pages of this artistic and technological masterwork are included, along with a companion book written by Stephan Füssel, Gutenberg-Chair at Mainz University, introducing Gutenberg, his transformative influence, and two important documents of the time: the Göttingen Model Book which was used to illuminate the Göttingen Library edition and the only surviving notary document by Ulrich Helmasperger, which records the history of this unique invention and its product, the Gutenberg Bible. The letters dwell upon the page, as we dwell upon a word, or musicians dwell upon a note.
At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. It was as if the subject itself called forth the highest degree of craftsmanship, from exquisite page design to deckle edges and a die cut on the cover. About this Item: Huntington Library Press, 1997. The Gutenberg Bibles layout and decoration are discussed, while images of the pages from the book itself impress upon readers the importance of consulting primary sources. With a clear-eyed appreciation for the one-of-a-kind experiences that the celebrity lifestyle has to offer, he knew that his family would keep him grounded throughout it all.
The painstaking work of craftsmanship thus results in things we can hold and admire. The Gutenberg Bible, which appeared about 1455, represents the invention of moveable type printing in the Western world. Before Gutenberg, woodcut printing and early forms of movable type printing had been mastered in Asia, but had yet to reach Europe. The book feels more like bragging from the author about his ownership of one of the bibles, something that I feel is a hold very little importance in the book, at least not enough to justify a sizable percentage of it. This work tells the story of the Gutenberg Bible which appeared about 1455 and has been taken to represent the invention of printing in the western world. This picture will naturally shift as we move ever forward into new digital experiences. But I find it remarkable that at a time of massive digital immersion, a majority still prefers to consume their reading the old-fashioned way.