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Paper knowledge : toward a media history of documents

Author: Lisa Gitelman
Publisher: Durham ; London : Duke University Press, 2014.
Series: Sign, storage, transmission.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Paper Knowledge is a remarkable book about the mundane: the library card, the promissory note, the movie ticket, the PDF (Portable Document Format). It is a media history of the document. Drawing examples from the 1870s, the 1930s, the 1960s, and today, Lisa Gitelman thinks across the media that the document form has come to inhabit over the last 150 years, including letterpress printing, typing and carbon paper,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Gitelman
ISBN: 9780822356455 0822356457 9780822356578 0822356570
OCLC Number: 854906247
Description: xiii, 210 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Paper knowledge --
A short history of ________ --
The typescript book --
Xerographers of the mind --
Near print and beyond paper : knowing by *.pdf --
Afterword: Amateurs rush in.
Series Title: Sign, storage, transmission.
Responsibility: Lisa Gitelman.
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Paper Knowledge is a remarkable book about the mundane: the library card, the promissory note, the movie ticket, the PDF (Portable Document Format). It is a media history of the document.  Read more...

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"Lisa Gitelman provides a provocative set of microhistories that expand our conceptualization (and confusion) of the history of physical and electronic documents....The intended reader is not just Read more...

 
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