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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User Review  - breadhat - LibraryThing

This was a fun and inspiring book, and there were points at which I would have considered just giving it five stars despite some of its obvious flaws and the fact that it is quite dated. I really like ... Read full review

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User Review  - leontes47 - LibraryThing

Argues that the advent of printing changed the way we think and the way society works. I was bowled over by this book as an undergraduate in the early 60s, for the new perspectives it opened up. However, I now find it lacking in substance. Read full review

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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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