Paper Knowledge: Toward a Media History of Documents download free [PDF and Ebook] by Lisa Gitelman

Paper Knowledge: Toward a Media History of Documents download free [PDF and Ebook] by Lisa Gitelman year 2014
  • Book name: Paper Knowledge: Toward a Media History of Documents
  • Author: Lisa Gitelman
  • Release date: 2014/8/3
  • Publisher: DUKE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Poetry and Drama
  • ISBN: 9780822356578
  • Rating: 8.4 of 10
  • Votes: 877
  • Review by: Alfonso Sinclair
  • Review rating: 7.57 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/30
  • Total pages: 224
  • Includes a PDF summary of 26 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Paper Knowledge is a remarkable book about the mundane: the library card, the promissory note, the movie ticket, the PDF (Portable Document Format). It is a media history of the document. Drawing examples from the 1870s, the 1930s, the 1960s, and today, Lisa Gitelman thinks across the media that the document form has come to inhabit over the last 150 years, including letterpress printing, typing and carbon paper, mimeograph, microfilm, offset printing, photocopying, and scanning. Whether examining late nineteenth century commercial, or 'job' printing, or the Xerox machine and the role of reproduction in our understanding of the document, Gitelman reveals a keen eye for vernacular uses of technology. She tells nuanced, anecdote-filled stories of the waning of old technologies and the emergence of new. Along the way, she discusses documentary matters such as the relation between twentieth-century technological innovation and the management of paper, and the interdependence of computer programming and documentation. Paper Knowledge is destined to set a new agenda for media studies.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 9H46M7S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Literacy, Literary Studies: General, Media Studies
  • Available formats: DOC, WORD, TXT, PDF, PML, MOBI, TCR, EPUB. Compressed in RAR, EML, 7Z, ZIP, TBZ2
  • Download servers: Microsoft OneDrive, Torrent, Uptobox, Dropbox, 4Shared, FileServe, Mediafire, Torlock
  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 23.77 USD
  • Dimensions: 152x229x15.24mm
  • Weight: 354g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: North Carolina, United States
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