The Book

Borsuk, Amaranth. The Book. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2018.

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Abstract (English)

"What is the book in a digital age? Is it a physical object containing pages encased in covers? Is it a portable device that gives us access to entire libraries? The codex, the book as bound paper sheets, emerged around 150 CE. It was preceded by clay tablets and papyrus scrolls. Are those books? In this volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, Amaranth Borsuk considers the history of the book, the future of the book, and the idea of the book. Tracing the interrelationship of form and content in the book's development, she bridges book history, book arts, and electronic literature to expand our definition of an object we thought we knew intimately." -- Publisher's website.

Types: Monographs
All Contributors: Borsuk, Amaranth (Author)
Dossier: 100 - THÉORIE / THEORY
Collation: 344 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
ISBN: 9780262535410
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Cambridge, MA: MIT Press
Copyright Statement: MIT Press
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Glossary : pages 265 - 278.
Bibliography : pages 297 - 308.
Index : pages 317 - 322.

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Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2020 15:36
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2021 16:27
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