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The Resource The book, Amaranth Borsuk

The book, Amaranth Borsuk

Label
The book
Title
The book
Statement of responsibility
Amaranth Borsuk
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Book tracks the ways the book's physical form and artistic content have historically inspired one another's evolution. Borsuk shows that in order to see where books might be going, we must think of them as objects whose physical shape has experienced a long history of experimentation and play. Rather than bemoaning the death of books or creating a dichotomy between print and digital media, Borsuk points to their continuities, positioning the book as a changing technology and highlighting the way poets and artists in the 20th and 21st centuries have pushed us to rethink our definitions of the term. Instead of a teleological story of ever-improving legibility, distribution, and engagement, the book's mutations tell us about our highly contingent cultural ideals of authorship and art. In mapping these shifts, Borsuk offers a path forward for those interested in shaping the book's future. More than a broad look at the book in the roles it plays, though (summed up by the chapter titles: book as object, book as content, book as idea, book as interface), this essential knowledge volume also offers a fascinating array of details, vignettes, and anecdotes: how the taste of insects for glue led to the use of stab binding, for example, or how humanism and Nazism could impact the typography used in mass market paperbacks in the UK, or how feeling "out of sorts" has its roots in printer's lingo"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
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Borsuk, Amaranth
Dewey number
002.09
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Z4
LC item number
.B74 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
MIT Press essential knowledge series
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  • Books
  • Printing
  • Printing
  • Books
Label
The book, Amaranth Borsuk
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The book as object -- The book as content -- The book as idea -- The book as interface
Control code
1004091449
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
xvi, 322 pages
Isbn
9780262535410
Lccn
2017042784
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1004091449
Label
The book, Amaranth Borsuk
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The book as object -- The book as content -- The book as idea -- The book as interface
Control code
1004091449
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
xvi, 322 pages
Isbn
9780262535410
Lccn
2017042784
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1004091449

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