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Author Mak, Bonnie.
Title How the page matters / Bonnie Mak.
Imprint Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2011]

Series Studies in book and print culture series
Studies in book and print culture.
Subject Buonaccorso, da Montemagno, approximately 1391-1429. Controversia de nobilitate.
Books -- Format -- History.
Book design -- History.
Graphic design (Typography) -- History.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 129 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : color illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Architectures of the Page -- Reading the Page -- The Paratext and the Page -- Reading the Library -- The Digital Page.
Summary "From handwritten texts to online books, the page has been a standard interface for transmitting knowledge for over two millennia. It is also a dynamic device, readily transformed to suit the needs of contemporary readers. In How the Page Matters, Bonnie Mak explores how changing technology has affected the reception of visual and written information.
Mak examines the fifteenth-century Latin text Controversia de nobilitate in three forms: as a manuscript, a printed work, and a digital edition. Transcending boundaries of time and language, How the Page Matters connects technology with tradition using innovative new media theories. While historicizing contemporary digital culture and asking how on-screen combinations of image and text affect the way conveyed information is understood, Mak's elegant analysis proves both the timeliness of studying interface design and the persistence of the page as a communication mechanism."--Pub. desc.
ISBN 1442685360 (electronic bk.)
9781442685369 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 785775137
Additional Format Print version: 9780802097606 080209760X