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Johann Gutenberg : the man and his invention

Author: Albert Kapr; Douglas Martin
Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Brookfield, Vt. : Scolar Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Although Johann Gutenberg's seminal invention of printing from movable metal type is well documented, very little is known about the man himself. In this fascinating and scholarly biography, Albert Kapr brought together a vast and widely dispersed literature to produce a revealing account of Gutenberg the individual. Acting as a historical detective, Kapr based his portrait on original documents and references, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Johann Gutenberg; Johann Gutenberg
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Albert Kapr; Douglas Martin
ISBN: 1859281141 9781859281147
OCLC Number: 31655691
Description: 316 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Gutenberg's Origins, Birth and Early Years --
Ch. 2. 1429-1434: Years of Apprenticeship and Travel? --
Ch. 3. Gutenberg in Strasbourg --
Ch. 4. Printing Parallels --
Ch. 5. The Technical Problems of the Invention --
Ch. 6. The Return to Mainz --
Ch. 7. The 'Work of the Books' --
Ch. 8. Unequal Competition --
Ch. 9. The Mainz Archbishops' War --
Ch. 10. Memento Mori --
Ch. 11. Eternal Fame.
Other Titles: Johannes Gutenberg.
Responsibility: Albert Kapr ; translated from the German by Douglas Martin.

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This biography considers the different aspects of Gutenberg's life - inventor, technologist and artist - and explores his personality and achievements within a wide cultural and historical context.  Read more...

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