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The Resource White magic the age of paper / Lothar Muller

White magic the age of paper / Lothar Muller

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White magic the age of paper / Lothar Muller
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White magic the age of paper / Lothar Muller
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Paper is older than the printing press, and even in its unprinted state it was the great network medium behind the emergence of modern civilization. In the shape of bills, banknotes and accounting books it was indispensible to the economy. As forms and files it was essential to bureaucracy. As letters it became the setting for the invention of the modern soul, and as newsprint it became a stage for politics. In this brilliant new book Lothar Muller describes how paper made its way from China through the Arab world to Europe, where it permeated everyday life in a variety of formats from the thirteenth century onwards, and how the paper technology revolution of the nineteenth century paved the way for the creation of the modern daily press. His key witnesses are the works of Rabelais and Grimmelshausen, Balzac and Herman Melville, and James Joyce.Muller writes not only about books, however: he also writes about pamphlets, playing cards, papercutting and legal pads. We think we understand the Gutenberg era, but we can understand it better when we explore the world that underpinned it: the paper age. Today, with the proliferation of digital devices, paper may seem to be a residue of the past, but Muller shows that the humble technology of paper is in many ways the most fundamental medium of the modern world
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Muller, Lothar
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dictionaries
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Printing
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White magic the age of paper / Lothar Muller
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ODILO:034300000058
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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9780745681856
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optical disk
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White magic the age of paper / Lothar Muller
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300000058
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780745681856
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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