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Author Simonds, Merilyn, 1949- author.

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

Publication Info. Toronto, Ontario, Canada : ECW Press, [2017]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  302.232 Si56g 2017    ---  Available
1 copy being processed for Axe Acquisitions Order.
Description 380 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-377).
Contents Hugh, me, and the book -- Paper -- Type -- Ink -- Press -- Book -- Lasting impressions.
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--author, literary maven, and early adopter--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 is a timely and fascinating book that explores the myths, inventions, and consequences of the digital shift and how we read today."--Dust jacket.
Subject Barclay, Hugh Walter, 1934-
Simonds, Merilyn, 1949-
Barclay, Hugh Walter, 1934- (OCoLC)fst00273753
Simonds, Merilyn, 1949- (OCoLC)fst00391807
Books and reading.
Printers -- Biography.
Hand-printed books.
Communication and technology.
Books and reading. (OCoLC)fst00836454
Communication and technology. (OCoLC)fst00870044
Hand-printed books. (OCoLC)fst00950902
Printers. (OCoLC)fst01076585
Printing. (OCoLC)fst01076612
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
ISBN 9781770413528 (hardback)
1770413529 (hardback)
9781773050034 (pdf)
9781773050027 (epub)

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