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Five Hundred Years Of Printing

Author : S. H. Steinberg
ISBN : 9780486814452
Genre : History
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Scholarly and highly readable survey traces the industry from its 15th-century beginnings through the technical advances of the 20th century. Explores associations between printing and education, language, and literature.
Category: History

Five Hundred Years Of Printing

Author : Sigfrid Henry Steinberg
ISBN : 0140203435
Genre : Printing
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This classic is now available again in a finely illustrated, larger format, drawing on the collections and curatorial expertise of the British Library. The most famous introduction to the history of printing ever published.
Category: Printing

Five Hundred Years Of Printing

Author : S. H. Steinberg
ISBN : 9780486821368
Genre : History
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Scholarly and highly readable survey traces the industry from its 15th-century beginnings through the technical advances of the 20th century. Explores associations between printing and education, language, and literature.
Category: History

The Way Jews Lived

Author : Constance Harris
ISBN : 9780786434404
Genre : History
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"The author presents through pictures and text a social history of Jewish life and art in the last 500 years. Each chapter relates the brief history of a period, devoting particular attention to events concerning Jewish life"--Provided by publisher.
Category: History

People Of The Book

Author : Akiva Aaronson
ISBN : 1598269569
Genre : Religion
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The invention of the printing press created a revolution for Jews everywhere. Who could imagine at that time the extraordinary benefits that printing would bring to world Jewry? People of the Book vividly describes the invention itself, and then takes readers through five hundred years of Hebrew printing, from the earliest products of fifteenth-century printers to those of modern times.Author Akiva Aaronson introduces readers to the first printed editions of the most well-known and classic Jewish books: The Talmud, the Rambam, Shulchan Aruch and many more. Meet the famous Hebrew printers of previous generations: Soncino, Bomber, Romm, Heidenheim, Bak and others. Visit the Jewish communities where Hebrew printing took place, from its earliest days until the present: Venice, Salonika, Prague, Amsterdam, Slavita, Warsaw and Vilna, to name a few.Weaving lively text with over two hundred magnificent, full-color photographs of original Hebrew volumes, People of the Book is truly a journey through time - Jewish time - over five centuries of Hebrew printing. Follow its odyssey, from persecution and censorship to survival and triumph, set against the phenomenal history of the times in this beautiful coffee-table edition.
Category: Religion

Fleet Street

Author : Dennis Griffiths
ISBN : STANFORD:36105127407554
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Presents the history of the press in London, from its earliest days through to the relaunch of "The Guardian". This book talks about political opinion, commercial opportunism, technological advances, price wars, satisfying the thirst for news, the influence of editors, great feature writers, gossip columnists, advertising campaigns, and more.This authoritative history of the press in London, from its earliest days through to the relaunch of "The Guardian" this year, tells a fascinating story. There were 'newsbooks' during the turbulent Civil War period, and rigorously state-controlled newspapers (such as the "London Gazette") launched afterwards, but the newspaper industry as we know it today really began to flourish in the 1690s, when released from censorship. New papers have been launched every year since then, and just a few have adapted and survived. 'Give the readers what they want' soon became the watchword used. And that is what this book aims to do, too. Political opinion, commercial opportunism, technological advances, price wars, satisfying the thirst for news (with newshounds who sniff out the day's stories), the influence of editors, great feature writers, gossip columnists, advertising campaigns, the invention of the cartoon strip and crosswords, the power of the Press Barons, and then the breaking of the power of the unions - all contribute to the story that Griffiths weaves so expertly.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Art And Work

Author : Angela E. Davis
ISBN : 0773512802
Genre : History
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This book is a history of the development of commercial illustration and the graphic arts industry in Canada from the late eighteenth century to the 1940s. It suggests that the foundations of Canadian art and a Canadian popular culture rest not only within the European traditions of fine art but also with the work of those artists who practised in the commercial environment of the early graphic arts houses. It is also a history of a type of "work" that was new during this period. The mechanized reproduction of art works in the nineteenth century meant that artists found themselves within an industrial atmosphere similar to that of other workers. This history traces the beginning of that process in England, follows its transference to Canada, and demonstrates how illustrators, engravers, photo-engravers, and lithographers became part of an increasingly commercially oriented industry. It was an industry of major importance in the fields of printing and new forms of advertising, but it was also an industry that led to a change in status for the members of its work force who considered themselves to be artists. The study is not concerned with aesthetic values of works of art or with the impact that commercially produced art work has had on consumer culture. Rather, it seeks to understand artists as workers, and work itself, within the changing commercial and industrial milieu of nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century Canada.
Category: History

Paradigms Lost

Author : William J. Sonn
ISBN : 9780810852624
Genre : Design
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Four times in western history: in the 1400s, the early 1800s, the 1880s, and again in the mid-20th century, we learned to duplicate and disseminate the printed word more cheaply. And each time strange events followed. For with each of these changes in the gritty production of glamorous content, expensive and secret bodies of knowledge abruptly became cheap and easy to spread. Once-rare and sometimes disorienting impressions rained down on once-sheltered folks. New and otherwise inexpert hands mixed them into whole new breeds of information, myth, logic, and viewpoints. There were fantastic scientific advances, mass migrations, bold social experiments, financial upheavals, and much bloodshed. In the harrowing decades that followed, powerful new kinds of governments, businesses, and groups came to elbow aside old ones. In all of these periods, there were great, creaking shifts in politics, wealth, religions, and even the way we learn, think, and see. And in the last decade, the costs of producing and distributing printed knowledge have fallen a fifth time, far and fast and almost to free. Paradigms Lost traces the history of the accidents, inventions, forces, eccentrics, and geniuses who accelerated information in the past, examines what happened each time they succeeded, and provides some background for what, if the past is any guide, may be coming.
Category: Design

History Of Writing

Author : Steven Roger Fischer
ISBN : 9781861895882
Genre : Literary Collections
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From the earliest scratches on stone and bone to the languages of computers and the internet, A History of Writing offers a fascinating investigation into the origin and development of writing throughout the world. Commencing with the first stages of information storage, Fischer focuses on the emergence of complete writing systems in Mesopotamia in the fourth millennium BC. He documents the rise of Phoenician and its effect on the Greek alphabet, generating the many alphabetic scripts of the West. Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean and Japanese writing systems are dealt with in depth, as is writing in pre-Columbian America. Also explored are Western Europe's medieval manuscripts and the history of printing, leading to the innovations in technology and spelling rules of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Category: Literary Collections

The British Printer

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ISBN : UCAL:C2616749
Genre : Book industries and trade
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The New Cambridge Bibliography Of English Literature Volume 1 600 1660

Author : George Watson
ISBN : 0521200040
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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More than fifty specialists have contributed to this new edition of volume 1 of The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. The design of the original work has established itself so firmly as a workable solution to the immense problems of analysis, articulation and coordination that it has been retained in all its essentials for the new edition. The task of the new contributors has been to revise and integrate the lists of 1940 and 1957, to add materials of the following decade, to correct and refine the bibliographical details already available, and to re-shape the whole according to a new series of conventions devised to give greater clarity and consistency to the entries.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines