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Blind Impressions

Author : Joseph A. Dane
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"As bibliographers or book historians, we perform our work by changing the function of the objects we study. We rarely pick up an Aldine edition to read one of the classical texts it contains. . . . Print culture, under this notion, is not a medium for writing or thought but a historical object of study; our bibliographical field, our own concoction, becomes the true referent of the objects we define as its foundation."—From the Introduction What is a book in the study of print culture? For the scholar of material texts, it is not only a singular copy carrying the unique traces of printing and preservation efforts, or an edition, repeated and repeatable, or a vehicle for ideas to be abstracted from the physical copy. But when the bibliographer situates a book copy within the methods of book history, Joseph A. Dane contends, it is the known set of assumptions which govern the discipline that bibliographic arguments privilege, repeat, or challenge. "Book history," he writes, "is us." In Blind Impressions, Dane reexamines the field of material book history by questioning its most basic assumptions and definitions. How is print defined? What are the limits of printing history? What constitutes evidence? His concluding section takes form as a series of short studies in theme and variation, considering such matters as two-color printing, the composing stick used by hand-press printers, the bibliographical status of book fragments, and the function of scholarly illustration in the Digital Age. Meticulously detailed, deeply learned, and often contrarian, Blind Impressions is a bracing critique of the way scholars define and solve problems.

Impressions of Institutions for the Blind in Germany and Austria

Author : Edward Ellis Allen
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The Blind Impressions in the Aldine Hypnerotomachia Poliphili 1499

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Bulletin of the New York Public Library

Author : New York Public Library
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Includes its Report, 1896-19 .

Mind

Author : George Croom Robertson
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A quarterly review of philosophy.

Essays in Honour of Victor Scholderer

Author : Victor Scholderer
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Drawing the Blind

Author : John Miller Kennedy
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This groundbreaking work explores how children and adults who have been blind since birth can both perceive and draw pictures. John M. Kennedy, a perception psychologist, relates how pictures in raised form can be understood by the blind, and how untrained blind people can make recognizable sketches of objects, situations, and events using new methods for raised-line drawing. According to Kennedy, the ability to draw develops in blind people as it does in the sighted. His book gives detailed descriptions of his work with the blind, includes many pictures by blind children and adults, and provides a new theory of visual and tactile perception - applicable to both the blind and the sighted - to account for his startling findings. Kennedy argues that spatial perception is possible through touch as well as through sight, and that aspects of perspective are found in pictures by the blind. He shows that blind people recognize when pictures of objects are drawn incorrectly. According to Kennedy, the incorrect features are often deliberate attempts to represent properties of objects that cannot be shown in a picture. These metaphors, as Kennedy describes them, can be interpreted by the blind and the sighted in the same way. Kennedy's findings are vitally important for studies in perceptual and cognitive psychology, the philosophy of representation, and education. His conclusions have practical significance as well, offering inspiration and guidelines for those who seek to engineer ways to allow blind and visually impaired people to gain access to information only available in graphs, figures, and pictures.

The Library Chronicle

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Mind

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More Blind Impressions

Author : Harry Miller Lydenberg
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International Index to Periodicals

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The Library

Author : Sir John Young Walker MacAlister
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Workshop Receipts

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Workshop receipts

Author : Charles George Warnford Lock
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Impressions of Empiricism

Author : Royal Institute of Philosophy
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Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books

Author : Matt Roberts
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Intended for bookbinders and conservators of library and archival material and for those working in related fields, such as bibliography and librarianship, this dictionary contains definitions for the nomenclature of bookbinding and the conservation of archival material, illustrations of bookbinding equipment and processes, and biographical vignettes of notable binders. Details of the history of bookbinding and discussions of materials used are included, where applicable, in the definitions. In addition, definitions provide answers to questions, e.g., the best treatment for leather bindings, and useful items of information, e.g., the standard sizes of paper. It is noted that the definitions were drawn, whenever possible, from the most authoritative sources available. Sources for definitions are indicated by numbers which refer to the 373-item bibliography included at the end of the dictionary. A series of 13 color photographs of various bindings and endpapers is also included. (ESR)

American Dictionary of Printing and Bookmaking

Author : Wesley Washington Pasko
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Book and text in the fifteenth century

Author : Herzog August Bibliothek
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British and Colonial Printer and Stationer

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Special Reference Library of Books Relating to the Blind

Author : Perkins School for the Blind. Library
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