Readers will be amazed by McLuhans prescience, unmatched by anyone since, predicting as he did the dramatic technological innovations that have fundamentally changed how we communicate. The Gutenberg Galaxy foresaw the networked, compressed global village that would emerge in the late-twentieth and twenty-first centuries despite having been written when black-and-white television was ubiquitous.
This new edition of The Gutenberg Galaxy celebrates both the centennial of McLuhans birth and the fifty-year anniversary of the books publication. A new interior design updates The Gutenberg Galaxy for twenty-first-century readers, while honouring the innovative, avant-garde spirit of the original. This edition also includes new introductory essays that illuminate McLuhans lasting effect on a variety of scholarly fields and popular culture.
A must-read for those who inhabit todays global village, The Gutenberg Galaxy is an indispensable road map for our evolving communication landscape.