Interacting With Print: Elements Of Reading In The Era Of Print Saturation by Andrew The Multigraph CollectiveInteracting With Print: Elements Of Reading In The Era Of Print Saturation by Andrew The Multigraph Collective

Interacting With Print: Elements Of Reading In The Era Of Print Saturation

byAndrew The Multigraph Collective

Hardcover | January 26, 2018

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A thorough rethinking of a field deserves to take a shape that is in itself new. Interacting with Print delivers on this premise, reworking the history of print through a unique effort in authorial collaboration. The book itself is not a typical monograph—rather, it is a “multigraph,” the collective work of twenty-two scholars who together have assembled an alphabetically arranged tour of key concepts for the study of print culture, from Anthologies and Binding to Publicity and Taste.
Each entry builds on its term in order to resituate print and book history within a broader media ecology throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The central theme is interactivity, in three senses: people interacting with print; print interacting with the non-print media that it has long been thought, erroneously, to have displaced; and people interacting with each other through print. The resulting book will introduce new energy to the field of print studies and lead to considerable new avenues of investigation.
The Multigraph Collective is a team of twenty-two scholars at sixteen universities in the US, Canada, and the UK.  
Title:Interacting With Print: Elements Of Reading In The Era Of Print SaturationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.98 inPublished:January 26, 2018Publisher:University Of Chicago PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:022646914X

ISBN - 13:9780226469140


Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface; or, What Is a Multigraph?
1.         Advertising
2.         Anthologies
3.         Binding
4.         Catalogs
5.         Conversations
6.         Disruptions
7.         Engraving
8.         Ephemerality
9.         Frontispieces
10.       Index
11.       Letters
12.       Manuscript
13.       Marking
14.       Paper
15.       Proliferation
16.       Spacing
17.       Stages
18.       Thickening
Works Cited
About the Multigraph Collective

Editorial Reviews

“Brimming with fresh ideas and international in scope, Interacting with Print challenges received ideas about what print culture was--for instance, that it was equivalent to national culture, or that its primary relationships were those between author and reader or reader and book. The collaborators become both authors and editors at once as they excavate the relation of print to other media, people to print, and social actors to one another, and we find a many-faceted picture of print’s interactive reach in a volume that vividly redraws the map of its material and intellectual history.  The result is a textual and visual treat of collaborative scholarship, often exciting in the way it pushes the boundaries of media history.”