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Johann Gutenberg

Subject: Literature

(c.1396–1468), inventor of printing. He was a native of Mainz. In 1448 he borrowed money, probably for developing his printing process. He printed the Mazarin Bible (q.v.) and ...

McLuhan, Marshall

McLuhan, Marshall (1911–1980)   Reference library

Richard Cavell

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Philosophy
Length:
3,153 words

... The Gutenberg Galaxy , McLuhan was associated with anthropologist Edmund Carpenter in the editing of the journal Explorations ( 1953–1959 ). Carpenter’s work on Inuit art emphasized to McLuhan that the aesthetic canons of the West were not absolute; in particular, Inuit art displayed a multidirectional spatial orientation that McLuhan associated with acoustic space, which he described as “dynamic, always in flux, creating its own dimensions moment by moment” 1955 , p. 17). McLuhan fused this dynamic aesthetic with his methodology in The Gutenberg Galaxy...

Genius

Genius   Reference library

Timothy Gould and Christine Battersby

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Philosophy
Length:
12,926 words

...Buchgesellschaft, 1985. Schopenhauer, Arthur . “On Genius.” The Essays of Arthur Schopenhauer: The Art of Literature . Translated by T. Bailey Saunders in 1891, and produced online by Juliet Sutherland and Josephine Paolucci , 2004. Project Gutenberg e-book, pp. 70–82. http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/10714/pg10714.html . Schopenhauer, Arthur . The World as Will and Representation . 2 vols. Translated by E. F. J. Payne . New York: Dover, 1969. Shenk, David . The Genius in All of Us: New Insights into Genetics, Talent and IQ . New York:...

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