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What Is a Book? book. Joseph A. Dane’s What Is a Book? is an introduction to the study of books produced during the period of the hand press, dating from around 1450 through 1800.

What Is a Book? book.

Joseph A. Using his own bibliographic interests as a guide, Dane selects illustrative examples primarily from fifteenth-century books, books of particular interest to students of English literature, and books central to the Joseph A.

Studies in the culture and history of the book are a burgeoning academic specialty. Howsam's analysis maps studies of book and print culture onto the disciplinary structure of the North American and European academic world

Studies in the culture and history of the book are a burgeoning academic specialty. Intriguing, rigorous, and vital, they are nevertheless rooted within three major academic disciplines-history, literary studies, and bibliography-that focus respectively upon the book as a cultural transaction, a literary text, and a material artefact. Howsam's analysis maps studies of book and print culture onto the disciplinary structure of the North American and European academic world. Old Books and New Histories is also an engaged statement of the historical perspective of the book. Dane’s What Is a Book? is an introduction to the study of books produced during the period of the hand press. Book Condition: May show minor wear. Items in this condition may have small creases or curled corners. Perfectly useable, with minor imperfections. Not gift giving quality. Fast Shipping Monday thru Friday! In Stock. Sold by Goodwill Michiana.

This book is the product of the profound personal bibliographical knowledge of Dane. The title of the book is slightly misleading, given that he is not interested in discussing the nature of the book or its importance

This book is the product of the profound personal bibliographical knowledge of Dane. The title of the book is slightly misleading, given that he is not interested in discussing the nature of the book or its importance. Nevertheless, it is a worthwhile read for anyone seeking to understand the production of the book in the Early Modern period. Digital Tool Book History Early Modern Period Reading Practice Online Catalogue. These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors.

In this book, Joseph Dane critiques the use of material evidence in studies of manuscript and printed books by delving into accepted notions about the study of print culture. He questions the institutional and ideological presuppositions that govern medieval studies, descriptive bibliography, and library science. Dane begins by asking what is the relation between material evidence and the abstract statements made about the evidence; ultimately he asks how evidence is to be defined.

The question 'what is a book?' is Joseph Dane's primary concern in this at once introductory and invaluable study of early .

The question 'what is a book?' is Joseph Dane's primary concern in this at once introductory and invaluable study of early printed books. Dane tells us that he has organised his book 'around familiar issues in bibliography' (p. 12); however, the strength of this book is its ability to familiarise readers with integral concepts as well as to defamiliarise readers by challenging received and cherished narratives.

Traditional print books can be gifted to children to encourage the habit of reading. Many people smell the book as soon as they purchase it. In fact, it is a process of inviting a great book into your life

Traditional print books can be gifted to children to encourage the habit of reading. As you read a print book, you feel like you are speaking directly to the person. Books can be considered as your best friend. People who are very fond of books write their names and purchase date once they purchase a print book. Print books can be given to your dear ones with your signature on it. You may experience such a great feeling with e-books. In fact, it is a process of inviting a great book into your life. Aroma emanated from a book is so special and nothing can match its magical smell.

Books educate and entertain us, bring past centuries to life and help us understand our deepest dreams and fears. Library is a place where print, audio, and visual materials are collected and arranged to serve people of all ages and interests. To my mind, a book is one of the greatest wonders in the world. Some people say that traditional libraries are not so popular now as they used to be some years ago. But does it mean that libraries are going to disappear?

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle states: Then, at the midwinter, was the king in Gloucester with his council.

Joseph A. Dane’s What Is a Book? is an introduction to the study of books produced during the period of the hand press, dating from around 1450 through 1800. Using his own bibliographic interests as a guide, Dane selects illustrative examples primarily from fifteenth-century books, books of particular interest to students of English literature, and books central to the development of Anglo-American bibliography. Part I of What Is a Book? covers the basic procedures of printing and the parts of the physical book―size, paper, type, illustration; Part II treats the history of book-copies―from cataloging conventions and provenance to electronic media and their implications for the study of books. Dane begins with the central distinction between a "book-copy"―the particular, individual, physical book―and a “book”―the abstract category that organizes these copies into editions, whereby each copy is interchangeable with any other. Among other issues, Dane addresses such basic questions as: How do students, bibliographers, and collectors discuss these things? And when is it legitimate to generalize on the basis of particular examples? Dane considers each issue in terms of a practical example or question a reader might confront: How do you identify books on the basis of typography? What is the status of paper evidence? How are the various elements on the page defined? What are the implications of the images available in an online database? And, significantly, how does a scholar’s personal experience with books challenge or conform to the standard language of book history and bibliography? Dane's accessible and lively tour of the field is a useful guide for all students of book history, from the beginner to the specialist. "Written with wit and acuity, Joseph A. Dane's What Is a Book? extends his project of teaching aspects of book history to the specialist and nonspecialist reader alike. Both will be stimulated and provoked by what Dane writes, and will also enjoy his arguments and admire the breadth and depth of his knowledge." ―Henry Woudhuysen, University College London
What Is a Book?: The Study of Early Printed Books download epub
Writing Research & Publishing Guides
Author: Joseph Dane
ISBN: 0268026092
Category: Reference
Subcategory: Writing Research & Publishing Guides
Language: English
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press; 1 edition (March 30, 2012)
Pages: 288 pages