The Gutenberg galaxy : the making of typographic man

@article{Mcluhan1963TheGG,
  title={The Gutenberg galaxy : the making of typographic man},
  author={Marshall Mcluhan},
  journal={Modern Language Review},
  year={1963},
  volume={58},
  pages={542}
}
  • M. Mcluhan
  • Published 1 October 1963
  • Art
  • Modern Language Review
Since its first appearance in 1962, the impact of The Gutenberg Galaxy has been felt around the world. It gave us the concept of the global village; that phrase has now been translated, along with the rest of the book, into twelve languages, from Japanese to Serbo-Croat. It helped establish Marshall McLuhan as the original 'media guru.' More than 200,000 copies are in print. The reissue of this landmark book reflects the continuing importance of McLuhan's work for contemporary readers. 
The lumière galaxy: seven key words for the cinema to come
The title of Francesco Casetti’s book is at the same time brilliant and deliberately misleading; indeed, though referring to McLuhan (1962), it differs from it on at least three relevant points.
Notes for a More Sensuous History of Twentieth-Century Canada: The Timely, the Tacit, and the Material Body
Eric Hobsbawm, in his much-praised book Age of Extremes, argues that the 'destruction of the past, or rather the social mechanisms that link one's contemporary experience to that of earlier
Genealogies of the Global
The term global suggests all-inclusiveness and brings to mind connectivity, a notion that gained a boost from Marshall McLuhan's reference to the mass-mediated ‘global village’. In the past decade it
Worlds Apart: Epic and Encyclopedia in the Augustan Age
In the early eighteenth century, a new generation of encyclopedias and encyclopedists began to claim that they could put some version of complete knowledge in hand. John Harris and Ephraim Chambers
Andrew Kirkman, The Cultural Life of the Early Polyphonic Mass: Medieval Context to Modern Revival . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. xiii + 383 pp.
one) cannot do justice to the extraordinary amount of material or to the thoughtful reflections thereupon. Though one may have reservations about conclusions that can be drawn from psalmic texts and
The return to the visual in theological thinking
Theological thinking has shifted radically in the past half century as we shift back from a primarily textual and verbal culture to one which is heavily reliant on the immediacy of the visual. This,
The Valley of the Shadow of Books: Alienation in Gissing's New Grub Street
G ISSING'S New Grub Street (1891) records the estrangement of the writer from the society for which he writes. Pathetically personal and deeply moving though the book is, its broader fascination lies
The Great Family of Man
Whether it is apocryphal or not, the story of the exact moment when it was finally decided to hold the world’s first international industrial display has become something of a legend for the Great
The written text in the Athenian political culture in the first decades of 4th century BC
The growing impact of textuality in the classical Greece seems to be generally accepted view. However, the importance of the written text as an autonomous mean of transmission in different spheres of
From Fathers to Sun: Northrop Frye and the History of English-Canadian Poetry
When John Ayre's biography of Northrop Frye was published in 1989, its dustjacket suggested that Frye ought to be considered the foremost figure in Canadian intellectual history. He "has authored,"
...
...