The Resource Gutenberg's fingerprint : paper, pixels and the lasting impression of books, Merilyn Simonds

Gutenberg's fingerprint : paper, pixels and the lasting impression of books, Merilyn Simonds

Label
Gutenberg's fingerprint : paper, pixels and the lasting impression of books
Title
Gutenberg's fingerprint
Title remainder
paper, pixels and the lasting impression of books
Statement of responsibility
Merilyn Simonds
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Four seismic shifts have rocked human communication: the invention of writing, the alphabet, mechanical type and the printing press, and digitization. Poised over this fourth transition, e-reader in one hand, perfect-bound book in the other, Merilyn Simonds asks herself: what is lost and what is gained as paper turns to pixel? Gutenberg's Fingerprint trolls the past, present, and evolving future of the book in search of an answer. Part memoir and part philosophical and historical exploration, the book finds its muse in Hugh Barclay, who produces gorgeous books on a hand-operated antique letterpress. As Simonds works alongside this born-again Gutenberg, and with her son to develop a digital edition of the same book, her assumptions about reading, writing, the nature of creativity, and the value of imperfection are toppled. Gutenberg's Fingerprint explores the myths, inventions, and consequences of the digital shift and how we read today
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Simonds, Merilyn
Dewey number
302.23/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
Z232.B273
LC item number
S56 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Barclay, Hugh
  • Simonds, Merilyn
  • Printers
  • Hand-printed books
  • Printing
  • Books and reading
  • Electronic books
  • Communication and technology
Label
Gutenberg's fingerprint : paper, pixels and the lasting impression of books, Merilyn Simonds
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-377)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
380 pages
Isbn
9781770413528
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017380966
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn960097276
  • (OCoLC)960097276
Label
Gutenberg's fingerprint : paper, pixels and the lasting impression of books, Merilyn Simonds
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-377)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
380 pages
Isbn
9781770413528
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017380966
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn960097276
  • (OCoLC)960097276

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