The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man

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University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, Mar 1, 1962 - Social Science - 294 pages
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Since its first appearance in 1962, the impact of The Gutenberg Galaxy has been felt around the world. It gave us the concept of the global village; that phrase has now been translated, along with the rest of the book, into twelve languages, from Japanese to Serbo-Croat. It helped establish Marshall McLuhan as the original 'media guru.' More than 200,000 copies are in print. The reissue of this landmark book reflects the continuing importance of McLuhan's work for contemporary readers.

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Review: The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man

User Review  - Elias Carlston - Goodreads

Read this right after "Understanding Media", and totally conflated the two in memory. Seems like all of McLuhan could be seen as one long piece though. Read full review

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User Review  - George Walker - Goodreads

This book compliments Elizabeth L. Eisenstein's book "the Printing Press as an Agent of Change. As mcLuhan has said "We are today as far into the electric age as the Elizabethans had advanced into the ... Read full review

About the author (1962)

Marshall McLuhan (1911 - 1980) was a literature scholar and the founder of the Centre for Culture and Technology at the University of Toronto.

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