ATG Book of the Week of July 11, 2011
The Gutenberg Revolution: A History of Print Culture by Richard Abel. New Brunswick, New Jersey; Transaction Publishers, 2011, 1412818575 188 pages
Richard Abel – publisher and businessman extraordinaire – creator of the modern approval plan — describes the historical background of the radical cultural impact of the printing revolution. He aims to delineate how the Cultural Revolution was shaped by the invention of printing and how it impacts modern day mass book production and the electronic revolution.