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McLuhan in space : a cultural geography

Author: Richard Cavell
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The first book to propose that Marshall McLuhan be read as a spatial theorist, McLuhan in Space argues that space is the single most consistent concept in McLuhan's vast and eclectic body of work. Richard Cavell demonstrates how McLuhan extended insights derived from advances in physics and artistic experimentation into a theory of acoustic space, which he then used to challenge the assumptions of visual space that  Read more...
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Named Person: Marshall McLuhan; Marshall McLuhan; Marshall McLuhan; Marshall McLuhan; Herbert Marshall MacLuhan; Herbert Marshall MacLuhan; Marshall McLuhan
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Cavell
ISBN: 0802036104 9780802036100
OCLC Number: 48494476
Description: xix, 322 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Preface: 'Space' in McLuhan --
pt. 1. Spaced. 1. A Short History of Space. 2. Mechanization and Its Discontents. 3. The Physics of Flatland. 4. Prosthetic Aesthetics --
Interface: The Intellectual as Vates --
pt. 2. Scaped. 5. Artiste de livres. 6. Visible Speech. 7. Art without Walls. 8. Borderlines --
Postface: McLuhan in Space.
Responsibility: Richard Cavell.
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'Brilliant ... Cavell's lucid exposition of McLuhan's work and its links with Canadian culture is without a doubt the best treatment of the subject to date.' -- Christoph Irmscher 'Cavell has done us Read more...

 
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