By Marshall McLuhan
The Gutenberg Galaxy catapulted Marshall McLuhan to repute as a media theorist and, in time, a new media prognosticator. Fifty years after its preliminary book, this landmark textual content is extra major than ever prior to.
Readers might be surprised by means of McLuhan’s prescience, unrivaled by means of somebody for the reason that, predicting as he did the dramatic technological recommendations that experience essentially replaced how we converse. The Gutenberg Galaxy foresaw the networked, compressed ‘global village’ that may emerge within the late-twentieth and twenty-first centuries — regardless of having been written whilst black-and-white tv was once ubiquitous.
This re-creation of The Gutenberg Galaxy celebrates either the centennial of McLuhan’s start and the fifty-year anniversary of the book’s e-book. a brand new inside layout updates The Gutenberg Galaxy for twenty-first-century readers, whereas honouring the leading edge, avant-garde spirit of the unique. This variation additionally comprises new introductory essays that remove darkness from McLuhan’s lasting influence on numerous scholarly fields and pop culture.
A must-read if you inhabit today’s international village, The Gutenberg Galaxy is an fundamental highway map for our evolving communique landscape.