xx, 389 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Prologue: The technological fallacy
  • Being human
  • The moths that circle a Chinese candle
  • The Islamic birth of literacy
  • And where is Xátiva?
  • Europe between two felts
  • Making words soar
  • The art of printing
  • Out from Mainz
  • Tenochtitlán and the blue-eyed devil
  • The trumpet call
  • Rembrandt's discovery
  • The traitorous corruption of England
  • Papering independence
  • Diderot's promise
  • Invitation from a wasp
  • Advantages in the head
  • To die like gentlemen
  • Return to Asia
  • Epilogue: change
  • Appendix: Timeline.
Paper is one of the simplest and most essential pieces of human technology. For the past two millennia, the ability to produce it in ever more efficient ways has supported the proliferation of literacy, media, religion, education, commerce and art. It has created civilisations, fostering the fomenting of revolutions and the stabilising of regimes. History's greatest press run produced 6.5 billion copies of Mao zhu xi yu lu, Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-tung (Zedong) and Leonardo da Vinci left behind only 15 paintings but 4,000 works on paper. Now, on the cusp of "going paperless"-and amid speculation about the effects of a digitally dependent society-we've come to a world-historic juncture to examine what paper means to civilisation. Through tracing paper's evolution, Mark Kurlansky challenges common assumptions about technology's influence, affirming that paper is here to stay. Paper will be the history that guides us forward in the twenty-first century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393239614 20160704
Green Library
1 online resource
Pulp and Paper Industry: Energy Conservation presents a number of energy-efficient technologies and practices that are cost-effective and available for implementation today. Emerging energy-efficient technologies and future prospects in this field are also dealt with. Qualitative and quantitative results/data on energy savings for various steps of pulp and paper making process are presented. There is no specific book on this topic. This will be a comprehensive reference in the field.
x, 162 p. : ill., map ; 21 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xiii, 185 pages ; 27 cm.
  • Foreword by John Durham Peters Acknowledgments Introduction by William J. Buxton, Michael R. Cheney, and Paul Heyer 1-The Coming of Paper 2-Printing in the 15th Century 3-Printing in the 16th Century Bibliography Index About the Editors.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442243385 20160618
For decades, media historians have heard of Harold Innis's unpublished manuscript exploring the history of communications-but very few have had an opportunity to see it. In this volume, editors and Innis scholars William J. Buxton, Michael R. Cheney, and Paul Heyer make widely accessible, for the first time, three core chapters from the legendary Innis manuscript. Here, Innis (1894-1952) examines the development of paper and printing from antiquity in Asia through to 16th century Europe. He demonstrates how the paper/printing nexus intersected with a broad range of other phenomena, including administrative structures, geopolitics, militarism, public opinion, aesthetics, cultural diffusion, religion, education, reception, production processes, technology, labor relations, and commerce, as well as the lives of visionary figures. Buxton, Cheney, and Heyer knit the chapters into a cohesive narrative and help readers navigate Innis's observations by summarizing the heavily detailed factual material that peppered the unpublished manuscript. They provide further context for Innis's arguments by adding annotations, references, and pertinent citations to his other writings. The end result is both a testament to Innis's status as a canonical figure in the study of communication and a surprisingly relevant contribution to how we might think about the current sea change in all aspects of social, cultural, political, and economic life stemming from the global shift to digital communication.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442243385 20160618
Green Library
ix, 249 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Foreword Acknowledgments 1 This Paper Thynne, John Tate 2 Paper of High Grade, Papermaking Before 1500 3 The Art of Watermarking 4 A New Industry Emerges, 1500-1800 5 The Whatmans and Wove Paper 6 The Origins of Wallpaper 7 The Development of the Fourdrinier Paper Machine 8 Rival Machines for Making Paper 9 The Nineteenth Century: Demand Outstrips Rag Supplies 10 Esparto and Other Types of Pulp 11 The Paper Machine Matures 12 Watermarks on Papermachines 13 The Twentieth Century Bibliography Glossary Notes Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474241274 20160619
This short history tells the story of five hundred years of papermaking against the general background of the coming of paper and printing in Britain, through the major developments of the Industrial Revolution, up to the technological advances which have made possible the enormous high-speed paper machines of the present day.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474241274 20160619
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
vi, 330 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 25 cm.
  • Papier im mittelalterlichen Europa : zur Einführung / Bernd Schneidmüller
  • Von Brillen, Knoten und Wassertropfen : auf der Suche nach Herstellungsspuren in historischen Papieren am Beispiel von Archivalien des Stadtarchivs Ravensburg / Sandra Schultz und Johannes Follmer
  • European and Mediterranean perspectives on the paper produced in Camerino- Pioraco and Fabriano at the apogee of its medieval development (14th-15th Century) / Emanuela Di Stefano
  • Paper consumption and the foundation of the first paper mills in the Low Countries, 13th-15th Century : a status quaestionis / Inge Van Wegens
  • Papiermühlen in Württemberg : Forschungsansätze am Beispiel der Papiermühlen in Urach und Söflingen / Erwin Frauenknecht
  • Wasserzeichen als Quelle zur Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte : eine Studie am Beispiel der Luxemburger Kontenbücher / Evamarie Bange
  • Geknickt, zerrissen, abgegriffen : Gebrauchsspuren auf historischen Papieren und ihr kulturhistorischer Aussagewert / Thomas Klinke und Carla Meyer
  • Materialität und Differenzierung der Kommunikation : zu Funktionen des Pergamentund Papiergebrauchs in der spätmittelalterlichen Ständegesellschaft / Franz-Josef Arlinghaus
  • Papier- und Pergamentgebrauch in den Stadtbüchern von Greifswald / Hendrik van Huis
  • Situativer Pergament- und Papiergebrauch im späten Mittelalter : eine Fallstudie anhand der Bestände des Stadtarchivs Duisburg und des Universitätsarchivs Heidelberg / Heike Hawicks
  • Book Production on Paper and Vellum in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries / Paul Needham
  • Papier und Pappe im archäologischen Fundspektrum : Bemerkungen zu einer unterschätzten Quellengattung für die Alltagsgeschichte des Mittelalters und der Frühen Neuzeit / Birgit Kata
  • Zusammenfassung / Claudia Märtl
  • Abstracts
  • Authors
  • Namenregister / Susanne Quitmann und Paul W. Schweitzer-Martin.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
1 online resource.
  • Front Cover; Pulp and Paper Industry; Copyright; Contents; List of Tables; Preface; Abbreviations; Chapter 1
  • Introduction; 1.1 General Aspects; 1.2 Historical Perspectives; 1.3 Pulp and Paper Chemicals Market Overview; References; Chapter 2
  • Paper and Paperboard Industry; 2.1 General Background; 2.2 Pulp and Paper Manufacture; References; Chapter 3
  • Pulp and Paper Chemicals*; 3.1 Pulping Chemicals; 3.2 Bleaching Chemicals; 3.3 Starch; 3.4 Aluminum Compounds; 3.5 Pigments As Fillers; 3.6 Coating Pigments; 3.7 Process Chemicals; 3.8 Functional Chemicals
  • 3.9 Chemicals Used in Paper Recycling3.10 Chemical Additives for Tissue and Towels; References; Chapter 4
  • Enzymes; 4.1 Xylanase; 4.2 Cellulase; 4.3 Pectinase; 4.4 Lipase; 4.5 Esterase; 4.6 Catalase; 4.7 Amylase; 4.8 Laccase and Peroxidase; References; Chapter 5
  • Major Pulp and Paper Chemical/Enzyme Suppliers; 5.1 Chemical Suppliers; 5.2 Enzyme Suppliers; Reference; Chapter 6
  • Future Trends; References; Index
Pulp and Paper Industry: Chemicals features in-depth and thorough coverage of Chemical additives in the Pulp and Paper Industry. It discusses use of Enzymes "Green Chemicals" that can improve operations in pulp and paper, describes Chemicals demanded by the end user and many key and niche players such as Akzo Nobel NV, Eka Chemicals AB, Ashland, Inc., BASF, Buckman Laboratories International, Inc., Clariant, Cytec Industries, Inc., Enzymatic Deinking Technologies, LLC, ERCO Worldwide, FMC Corporation, Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Georgia-Pacific Chemicals LLC, Imerys SA, Momentive Specialty Chemicals, Inc., Novozymes, Kemira Chemicals, Nalco Holding Company, Omya AG, Solvay AG, and Solvay Chemicals, Inc.. Paper and pulp processing and additive chemicals are an integral part of the total papermaking process from pulp slurry, through sheet formation, to effluent disposal. Environmental concerns, increased use of recycled waste paper as a replacement for virgin pulp, changes in bleaching and pulping processes, increased efficiency requirements for the papermaking process, limits on effluent discharge as well as international competitiveness have greatly impacted the paper and pulp chemical additive market. This book features in-depth and thorough coverage of Chemical additives in Pulp and Paper Industry.
1 online resource.
  • Front Cover; Pulp and Paper Industry; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Preface; Glossary; Abbreviations; Chapter 1
  • General Introduction; 1.1 Global Pulp and Paper Industry; 1.2 Microbial Problems in the Paper Industry: General Aspects; References; Chapter 2
  • Paper Machine Loops and Papermaking; 2.1 Papermaking; References; Chapter 3
  • Microbial Problems in Papermaking and Consequences; 3.1 Biofilm and Stains/Spots or Holes in Paper Products; 3.2 Extracellular Polymeric Substances; 3.3 Growth of Micro-Organisms on Raw Materials or Additives; 3.4 Malodor Formation
  • 3.5 Quality of the Paper Products3.6 Microbially Influenced Corrosion; References; Chapter 4
  • Factors Affecting Biofilm Development; 4.1 Nutrients; 4.2 Effect of Temperature; 4.3 Effect of pH; 4.4 Surface Condition; 4.5 Flow Velocity and Hydrodynamics; 4.6 Rheological and Adhesive Properties of Biofilms; 4.7 Effects of Particles; 4.8 Properties of the Cells; 4.9 Gene Regulation; 4.10 Quorum Sensing; References; Chapter 5
  • Microorganisms Occurring in Papermaking Process and Their Location; 5.1 Microorganisms Occurring in Papermaking Process; 5.2 Location of Slime on the Machine; References
  • Chapter 6
  • Chemistry of Deposits on Paper Machines6.1 Organic Deposits; 6.2 Inorganic Deposits; 6.3 Biological Deposits; References; Chapter 7
  • Methods for Determining the Microbiological Contamination Level*; 7.2 On-Line Methods; References; Chapter 8
  • The Control of Microbiological Problems*; 8.2 Boilouts; 8.3 Biocides; 8.4 Enzyme Use; 8.5 Biological Equilibrium; 8.6 Biodispersants; 8.7 Use of Competing Microorganisms; 8.8 Biofilm Inhibitors; 8.9 Bacteriophage Use; 8.10 Electrochemically Activated Biocides; 8.11 Other Techniques in Biofilm Treatment; References
  • Chapter 9
  • Future ProspectsReferences; Index
Pulp and Paper Industry: Microbiological Issues in Papermaking features in-depth and thorough coverage of microbiological issues in papermaking and their consequences and the current state of the different alternatives for prevention, treatment and control of biofilm/slime considering the impact of the actual technological changes in papermaking on the control programmes. The microbial issues in paper mill systems, chemistry of deposits on paper machines, the strategies for deposit control and methods used for the analysis of biofouling are all dealt in this book along with various growth prevention methods. The traditional use of biocides is discussed taken into account the new environmental regulations regarding their use. Finally, discusses the trends regarding the future of the microbiological control in papermaking systems.
201 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, color plates, maps ; 22 cm.
"On March 11, 2011, one of the largest earthquakes in human history struck offshore of northeast Japan, triggering a massive tsunami that devastated surrounding coastal areas. One of the many victims of this epic disaster was Nippon Paper Industries' Ishinomaki Paper Mill, which was so flooded and covered in debris that it was completely shut down. NPI provided around 40% of the paper used by Japan's publishing industry and its Ishinomaki mill--home to one of the largest paper machines in the world--was its core production facility. Loss of this plant would have been a devastating blow. When the factory's leader Hiromi Kurata announced that the mill would be producing paper again in just six months, few believed him. The city of Ishinomaki still had no power, no gas, and no water. Even finding food and shelter was a challenge for many, and the plant was so covered in debris that large parts were still inaccessible. Even so, the burden of saving their company, their city, and even the Japanese publishing industry had been placed on the shoulders of the mill's employees. Their story is a monument to the indomitable spirit of the Japanese worker." -- Publisher's description.
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xvii, 350 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • Industrializing the Southern Forest
  • Logging the Mills
  • Making Paper
  • Appropriating the Environment
  • New South, New Nature.
When the paper industry moved into the South in the 1930s, it confronted a region in the midst of an economic and environmental crisis. Entrenched poverty, stunted labor markets, vast stretches of cutover lands, and severe soil erosion prevailed across the southern states. By the middle of the twentieth century, however, pine trees had become the region's number one cash crop, and the South dominated national and international production of pulp and paper based on the intensive cultivation of timber. In The Slain Wood, William Boyd chronicles the dramatic growth of the pulp and paper industry in the American South during the twentieth century and the social and environmental changes that accompanied it. Drawing on extensive interviews and historical research, he tells the fascinating story of one of the region's most important but understudied industries. The Slain Wood reveals how a thoroughly industrialized forest was created out of a degraded landscape, uncovers the ways in which firms tapped into informal labor markets and existing inequalities of race and class to fashion a system for delivering wood to the mills, investigates the challenges of managing large paper making complexes, and details the ways in which mill managers and unions discriminated against black workers. It also shows how the industry's massive pollution loads significantly disrupted local environments and communities, leading to a long struggle to regulate and control that pollution.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781421418780 20160619
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xviii, 311 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction
  • The starting point
  • Borrowing the term "archaeology"
  • Books written in Tibetan
  • Statistics in book history
  • My fieldworks, sources, and experiments
  • 2. Methods : an uneasy alliance of science and history
  • Many typologies of book features
  • Tools to read what is not written
  • Survey of disciplines used for dating
  • Study of paper in books
  • 3. Tibetan books : a craft and artistry
  • 4. Indigo, gold, and human blood : Tibetan illuminated manuscripts
  • Manuscripts versus prints
  • Patronage and ownership
  • Gold manuscripts
  • Format and book binding style
  • Illuminations and decorations
  • Calligraphy
  • Page layout
  • Ink
  • Writing tools
  • Paper
  • 5. Tibetan woodblock printing culture
  • Origin of new technology and the early Tibetan woodblock
  • Prints
  • Production of the Tibetan Buddhist canon
  • Edition, re-edition, and reprint : technical identity of hundred-volume sets
  • Early editions of Tibetan Kanjur produced in Beijing
  • Mongolian Kanjurs
  • Tibetan Kanjurs produced in Tibet and Tibetan borderland
  • Patterns of physical features in selected editions of Tibetan Kanjur in a regional and temporal perspective
  • 6. A survey of Tibetan paper
  • History of paper in Central Asia and Tibet
  • Himalayan papermaking plants and the localization of Tibetan paper and book origins
  • Papermaking methods in Tibet traceable in books
  • Papermaking tools and technology
  • 7. Conservation
  • Typical damage to Tibetan books
  • Selected procedures of conservation treatment.
Agnieszka Helman-Wa ny's "Archaeology of Tibetan Books" provides a comprehensive guide to the making of Tibetan books. Concerned with the relation of papers, inks, and layout to questions of provenance and dating, this work is a must-have companion to any textual analysis.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004275041 20160617
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
368 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xiv, 311 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Thanks viii PROLOGUE The Microbe Experiment ix PART ONE The Diffusion of Paper in Europe 1 CHAPTER 1 Leaves from Samarkand 3 1.1 The Arab Intermediate Realm 3 1.2 Calligraphy and the Cairo Wastepaper Basket 10 1.3 In Scheherazade s World 13 1.4 Timur and Suleika 17 CHAPTER 2 The Rustling Grows Louder 22 2.1 The European Paper Mill Boom 22 2.2 Paper, Scholars, and Playing Cards 26 2.3 The Rise of the File: Paper Kings, Chanceries, and Secretaries 31 2.4 The Merchant of Genoa and His Silent Partner 37 2.5 Ragpickers, Writers, and the Pulpit 46 CHAPTER 3 The Universal Substance 52 3.1 Marshall McLuhan and the Pantagruelion of Rabelais 52 3.2 Harold Innis, the Postal System, and Mephisto s Scrap 61 3.3 The World in a Page: Watermarks, Formats, Colors 70 PART TWO Behind the Type Area 79 CHAPTER 1 The Printed and the Unprinted 81 1.1 The Pitfalls of a Formula: From Script to Print 81 1.2 The White Page 85 1.3 Found among the Papers ... 89 CHAPTER 2 Adventurers and Paper 94 2.1 Don Quixote, the Print Shop, and the Pen 94 2.2 Picaresque Paper: Simplicius Simplicissimus and the Schermesser 99 2.3 Robinson s Journal, Ink, and Time 104 CHAPTER 3 Transparent Typography 108 3.1 The Epistolary Novel s Mimicry of Letter Paper 108 3.2 Laurence Sterne, the Straight Line, and the Marbled Page 115 3.3 The Fragmentation of the Printed Page: Jean Paul, Lichtenberg, and Excerpts 119 PART THREE The Great Expansion 127 CHAPTER 1 The Demons of the Paper Machine 129 1.1 The Mechanization of Sheet-Making 129 1.2 The Loom of Time, the French Revolution, and Credit 140 1.3 Balzac, Journalism, and the Paper Scheme in Lost Illusions 152 1.4 The Secrets of the Scriveners: Charles Dickens and Mr. Nemo 163 1.5 Foolscap and Factory Workers: Herman Melville and the Paper Machine 168 CHAPTER 2 Newsprint and the Emergence of the Popular Press 180 2.1 The Boundless Resource Base 180 2.2 The Newspaper, the Price of Paper, and the Patrioteer 189 2.3 Emile Zola, the Petit Journal, and the Dreyfus Affair 196 CHAPTER 3 Illuminated Inner Worlds 201 3.1 Wilhelm Dilthey, Historism, and Literary Estates 201 3.2 Henry James, Edith Wharton, and the Autograph Hunt 207 3.3 Laterna Magica: Paper and Interiors 215 CHAPTER 4 The Inventory of Modernity 226 4.1 Typewriter Paper, Deckle Edges, and White Space 226 4.2 James Joyce, Newsprint, and Shears 236 4.3 William Gaddis, the Paperwork Crisis, and Punch Cards 242 4.4 Rainald Goetz, the Mystic Writing Pad, and the Smell of Paper 249 EPILOGUE The Analog and the Digital 253 Notes 265 Bibliography 274 Image Credits 292 Index of Names 293.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745672533 20160618
Paper is older than the printing press, and even in its unprinted state it was the great network medium behind the emergence of modern civilization. In the shape of bills, banknotes and accounting books it was indispensible to the economy. As forms and files it was essential to bureaucracy. As letters it became the setting for the invention of the modern soul, and as newsprint it became a stage for politics. In this brilliant new book Lothar Muller describes how paper made its way from China through the Arab world to Europe, where it permeated everyday life in a variety of formats from the thirteenth century onwards, and how the paper technology revolution of the nineteenth century paved the way for the creation of the modern daily press. His key witnesses are the works of Rabelais and Grimmelshausen, Balzac and Herman Melville, James Joyce and Paul Valery. Muller writes not only about books, however: he also writes about pamphlets, playing cards, papercutting and legal pads. We think we understand the ?Gutenberg era?, but we can understand it better when we explore the world that underpinned it: the paper age. Today, with the proliferation of digital devices, paper may seem to be a residue of the past, but Muller shows that the humble technology of paper is in many ways the most fundamental medium of the modern world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745672533 20160618
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
lxxxvi, 340 p. : ill., maps ; 27 cm.
Unprecedented in size and scope, this directory describes more than 500 paper mills on the basis of census records, archival sources, local histories, and watermark evidence. It traces economic developments and technological changes in the American paper trade from the colonial period to the industrial era, with special reference to its close connections with the printing business, which depended on local sources of supply for newsprint, book paper, and plate paper for engraved illustrations. Newly discovered and reattributed watermarks make it possible to identify these products and provide a more reliable means of dating and localizing works on paper. This fully documented survey of paper mills also contains biographical information about members of the trade and a succinct history of papermaking in America with essays on manufacturing methods, mechanization, business practices, and distribution networks. Among the illustrations in this volume are hitherto unrecorded woodcut and engraved views of manufactories, used in the packaging art of that period.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781584659648 20160612
Green Library
1 online resource (2 v. (992 p.)) : ill.
Papermaking is a fascinating art and technology. The second edition of this successful handbook provides a comprehensive view on the technical, economic, ecologic and social background of paper and board. It has been updated, revised and largely extended in depth and width including the further use of paper and board in converting and printing. A wide knowledge basis is a prerequisite in evaluating and optimizing the whole process chain to ensure efficient paper and board production. The same is true in their application and end use. The 2 Volume Set covers a wide range of topics: Raw materials required for paper and board manufacturing such as fibers, chemical additives and fillers Processes and machinery applied to prepare the stock and to produce the various paper and board grades including automation and trouble shooting Paper converting and printing processes, book preservation The different paper and board grades as well as testing and analysing fiber suspensions, paper and board products, and converted or printed matters Environmental and energy factors as well as safety aspects The handbook provides professionals in the field, e. g. papermakers as well as converters and printers, laymen, students, politicians and other interested people with the most up-to-date and comprehensive information on the state-of- the-art techniques and aspects involved in paper making, converting and printing. From the reviews of the previous edition: "...excellent and easily accessible to the non-engineer and...the general reader." --CHOICE "...a one-of-a-kind text on paper production-a selection observed for its crisp and sharp efficiency." --Electric Review.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783527331840 20160612 Wiley Online Library
xliii, 1132 p. : ill.
xvi, 430 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Common bond
  • Goddess by the stream
  • Road trip
  • Rags to riches
  • The sound of money
  • One and done
  • Fiery consequences
  • Papers, please
  • Hard copy
  • Metamorphosis
  • Face value
  • On paper
  • Things unknown
  • The drawing board
  • Sleight of hand
  • In the mold
  • At the crossroads
  • Elegy in fragments.
A consideration of all things paper--the invention that revolutionized human civilization; its thousand-fold uses (and misuses); its sweeping influence on society; its makers, shapers, collectors, and pulpers--by the admired cultural historian.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
ii, 132 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm.
  • Research on the conservation of paper and books and new techniques for evaluating paper deterioration / Naoko Sonoda
  • Evaluation of acidic paper deterioration in library materials by pyroylsis-gas chromatography / Hajime Ohtani
  • A new method for the assessment of deteriorated paper documents / Takayuki Okayama
  • Conserving beewswax-treated volumes of the Annals of Joseon Dynasty: an overview of sthe studies by the National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage of Korea / Jeong Hye-young
  • A paper fragment from the Gol Mod Necropolis, Mongolia (a late first century BC archaeological excavation) / Guilhem Andre and Véronique Rouchon
  • Khartasia: a database for Asian papers / Claude Laroque
  • Database of traditional papermaking centers in East Asian regions / Masazumi Seki
  • Traditional handmade hanji and the identification of fibrous raw materials in ancient Korean hanji books / Kim Hyoung-Jin and Choi Tae-Ho.
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315 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. map ; 24 cm
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20. Paper : an elegy [2012]

xxiv, 230 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
  • Respecting paper : an introduction
  • A miracle of inscrutable intricacy
  • In the wood
  • Walking papers
  • Victims fo the bibliomania!
  • Ornamenting the façade of hell
  • The soul of advertisement
  • Constructive thinking
  • The secret is the paper
  • The squiggle game
  • A wonderful mental and physical therapy
  • Legitimationspapiere
  • Five leaves left.
What do reading a book, smoking a cigarette, throwing confetti and voting in an election have in common? The answer, of course, is paper. Paper serves nearly every function of our lives. It is the technology with which we have made sense of the world. Yet the age of paper is ending. Ebooks now outsell their physical counterparts. Still, there are some uses of paper that seem unlikely to change - Christmas won't be Christmas without wrapped presents or crackers. And the language of paper - documents, files and folders - has survived digitisation. In Paper: An Elegy Ian Sansom builds a museum of paper and explores its paradox - its vulnerability and durability. This book is a timely meditation on the very paper it's printed on.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780007480265 20160610
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