Printed matters : printing, publishing and urban culture in Europe in the modern period
- edited by Malcolm Gee and Tim Kirk.
- Aldershot ; Burlington USA : Ashgate, c2002.
- Physical description
- xiii, 209 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
- Historical urban studies
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Rouen and its printers from the 15th to the 19th century-- Lyon's printers and booksellers from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century-- Gavarni's Parisian population reproduced-- the literary dangers of the city - policing immoral books in Berlin, 1850-1880-- readers, browsers, strangers, spectators - narrative forms and metropolitan encounters in 20th-century Berlin-- commercial spies and cultural invaders - the French press, "Penetration Pacifique" and xenophobic nationalism in the shadow of war-- neutrality under threat - freedom, use and "abuse" in Switzerland, 1914-19-- the "cultured city" - the art press in Berlin and Paris in the early 20th century-- text and image in the constuction of an urban readership - allied propaganda in France during World War II-- structures of the typescript.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This collection of essays build on the premise that the urban environment was fundamental to the development of printing from the outset, since it was in towns that the necessary combination of technical and entrepreneurial competencies were located, and where a growing demand for printed texts was found. It is with this urban cultural environment that the essays in this collection are principly concerned, and they set out to demonstrate the centrality of printing and publishing to the understanding of urban culture, examined from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. The studies focus on a number of specific urban contexts, mainly in France and Germany and in the post 1800 period.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- 0754602796 (hc : acid-free paper)