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Gutenberg Galaxy

Gutenberg Galaxy - 10 edition

ISBN13: 978-1442612693

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ISBN13: 978-1442612693
ISBN10: 144261269X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 10
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Published: 2010
International: No

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Gutenberg Galaxy - 10 edition

ISBN13: 978-1442612693

Marshall McLuhan

ISBN13: 978-1442612693
ISBN10: 144261269X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 10
Publisher: University of Toronto Press

Published: 2010
International: No
Summary

The Gutenberg Galaxy catapulted Marshall McLuhan to fame as a media theorist and, in time, a new media prognosticator. Fifty years after its initial publication, this landmark text is more significant than ever before.

Readers will be amazed by McLuhan's prescience, unmatched by anyone since, predicting as he did the dramatic technological innovations that have fundamentally changed how we communicate. The Gutenberg Galaxyforesaw the networked, compressed ''global village' that would emerge in the late-twentieth and twenty-first centuries - despite having been written when black-and-white television was ubiquitous.

This new edition of The Gutenberg Galaxycelebrates both the centennial of McLuhan's birth and the fifty-year anniversary of the book's publication. A new interior design updates The Gutenberg Galaxyfor twenty-first-century readers, while honouring the innovative, avant-garde spirit of the original. This edition also includes new introductory essays that illuminate McLuhan's lasting effect on a variety of scholarly fields and popular culture.

A must-read for those who inhabit today's global village, The Gutenberg Galaxy is an indispensable road map for our evolving communication landscape.