Printing, Writers And Readers In Renaissance Italy by Brian RichardsonPrinting, Writers And Readers In Renaissance Italy by Brian Richardson

Printing, Writers And Readers In Renaissance Italy

byBrian Richardson

Paperback | September 20, 1999

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This is a full-length study of a topic of central importance to the development of Italian and European culture. The spread of printing to Renaissance Italy had a dramatic impact on all users of books. As works came to be diffused more widely and cheaply, and reading became a more popular activity, so authors adapted their writing and methods of publishing to the demands and opportunities of the new medium. Brian Richardson focuses on the interaction between the book industry and written culture at this crucial period.
Title:Printing, Writers And Readers In Renaissance ItalyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:252 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:September 20, 1999Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:0521576938

ISBN - 13:9780521576932

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Table of Contents

Part I. Printing and Book Production: 1. The arrival of printing and its techniques; 2. Publishing, bookselling and the control of books; Part II. Writers and Print Culture: 3. Publication in print: patronage, contracts and privileges; 4. From pen to print: writers and their use of the press; Part III. Readers and Print Culture: 5. Reading, buying and owning printed books; 6. Printing for the reading public: form and content; Bibliography.

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'This fascinating accessus should be owned and read by anyone interested in the Renaissance book.' Times Literary Supplement