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The Book [PDF / Epub] ☄ The Book ✓ Amaranth Borsuk – Thomashillier.co.uk The book as object, as content, as idea, as interfaceWhat 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 The Book as object, as content, as idea, as interfaceWhat 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 aroundCE 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 intimatelyContrary to the many reports of its death which has been blamed at various times on newspapers, television, and e readers , The Book is alive Despite nostalgic paeans to the codex and its printed pages, Borsuk reminds us, the term book commonly refers to both medium and content And the medium has proved to be malleable Rather than pinning our notion of The Book to a single form, Borsuk argues, we should remember its long history of transformation Considering The Book as object, content, idea, and interface, she shows that the physical form of The Book has always been the site of experimentation and play Rather than creating a false dichotomy between print and digital media, we should appreciate their continuities.


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10 thoughts on “The Book

  1. anaïs anaïs says:

    I found this book by chance the other day and thought it could be useful for my PhD research And even though I am familiar with almost everything Borsuk says and the authors she mentions, it has to be acknowledged that it is a very insightful book about the book per se, not only as an artifact but also as idea from its very conception thousands of years ago to the most current present Written in a scholarly but informational way, I think many might find it a really interesting reading, especia I found this book by chance the other day and thought it could be useful for my PhD research And even though I am familiar with almost everything Borsuk says and the authors she mentions, it has to be acknowledged that it is a very insightful book about the book per se, not only as an artifact but also as idea from its very conception thousands of years ago to the most current present Written in a scholarly but informational way, I think many might find it a really interesting reading, especially if interested about the use and idea of the book and its past, present and or future For me, it helped clarifying some ideas, which I found really valuable


  2. Alya AlShaibani Alya AlShaibani says:

    3.5


  3. Alexis Kaelin Alexis Kaelin says:

    Not your typical book history book Heavy emphasis on book arts and artists books, which enhanced discussion of the philosophy of books and content vs container Some of the discussion about artists books was a little too much.


  4. Antonio Gallo Antonio Gallo says:

    Ogni libro un uomo, ogni uomo un libro Impossibile immaginare la Biblioteca dell Universo Dovrebbe contenere i libri di tutti i trapassati, i passati, i presenti ed i futuri Nemmeno Babele potrebbe contenerli.


  5. Tanya Gold Tanya Gold says:

    Object, content, idea, and interface, the book changes us as we change it, letter by letter, page by page A fascinating history of the book, its function, and its form.


  6. Wayne& Wayne& says:

    It starts as a basic history of the book and it is certainly that However it develops into a serious introduction to function purpose and form Well worth reading


  7. Stephen Stephen says:

    Very good book full of historical insights and interesting ideas about the art inherent in our reading media, e.g books, e readers, fully immersive constructs, etc.


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