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Author: Amaranth Borsuk
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: MIT Press essential knowledge series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author explores the book as object, as content, as idea, and as interface.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(OCoLC)1004091449
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Amaranth Borsuk
ISBN: 9780262346887 0262346885
OCLC Number: 1033673352
Description: 1 online resource (x, 328 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The Book As Object. The Original Tablet ; The Papyrus Scroll ; Mineral, Vegetable, Animal ; The Alphabet ; Scrolls and the Advent of Paper ; Paper and Islam's Golden Age ; A Networked Text ; From Roll to Accordion to Codex ; The Manuscript Tradition ; Reading and Writing's Shifts --
The Book As Content. Starting the Presses ; Type's Founding ; The Press Itself ; The Body of the Book ; Opening the Book ; The Intimate Book ; Type and Face ; The Aldine Revolution and Portable Libraries ; Intellectual Property ; The Crystal Goblet --
The Book As Idea. Defining the Artist's Book ; William Blake's "Illuminated Printing" ; An Aside on Printing Methods : Intaglio and Relief Printing ; Stéphane Mallarmé's Book as "Spiritual Instrument" ; Ed Ruscha's Democratic Multiples ; The New Art of Making Books ; The Book's Ideas ; The Book as Virtual Reality ; The Book as Cinematic Space ; The Book as Recombinant Structure ; The Book as Ephemeral ; The Book as Mute Object --
The Book As Interface. Talking Books ; Digital Affordances ; Project Gutenberg (E-texts and E-books) ; The Internet Archive ; Google Books ; E-readers ; Bookish Paratexts ; Interactivity and the Digital Book; Colophon or Incipit?
Series Title: MIT Press essential knowledge series.
Responsibility: Amaranth Borsuk.

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What distinguishes Borsuk's book are her perspective as an artist and the book's breadth and depth despite its brevity.-Books on Books, 06.07.2018 The Book will... serve as an excellent introductory Read more...

 
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