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Best Gutenberg Books: The Ultimate Collection

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Gutenberg books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

Johann Gutenberg and the Printing Press (Inventions and Discovery) (2006)

 Best Gutenberg Books: The Ultimate CollectionTells the story of Johann Gutenberg and the invention of the printing press. Written in graphic-novel format.
Author(s): Kay Melchisedech Olson, Tod G. Smith

Fine Print: A Story about Johann Gutenberg (Creative Minds Biographies) (1991)

 Best Gutenberg Books: The Ultimate CollectionAlthough he is credited with changing history through his invention of printing, Johann Gutenberg remains mysterious. In Fine Print, author Joann Johansen Burch pieces together Gutenberg’s amazing story. When Johann was a child in the early 1400s, books were rare and sometimes very expensive. Each book had to be copied by hand, letter by letter.
Author(s): Joann Johansen Burch, Kent Alan Aldrich

The Gutenberg Galaxy (2011)

 Best Gutenberg Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe Gutenberg Galaxy catapulted Marshall McLuhan to fame as a media theorist and, in time, a new media prognosticator. Fifty years after its initial publication, this landmark text is more significant than ever before. Readers will be amazed by McLuhan’s prescience, unmatched by anyone since, predicting as he did the dramatic technological innovations that have fundamentally changed how we communicate.
Author(s): Marshall McLuhan

Revolutions in Communication: Media History from Digital Age (2015)

 Best Gutenberg Books: The Ultimate CollectionRevolutions in Communication offers a new approach to media history, presenting an encyclopedic look at the way technological change has linked social and ideological communities. Using key figures in history to benchmark the chronology of technical innovation, Kovarik’s exhaustive scholarship narrates the story of revolutions in printing, electronic communication and digital information, while drawing parallels between the past and present.
Author(s): Bill Kovarik

Gutenberg’s Apprentice (2015)

 Best Gutenberg Books: The Ultimate CollectionYouthful, ambitious Peter Schoeffer is on the verge of professional success as a scribe in Paris when his foster father, the wealthy merchant and bookseller Johann Fust, summons him home to corrupt, feud-plagued Mainz to meet “a most amazing man.”Johann Gutenberg, a driven and caustic inventor, has devised a revolutionary―and to some, blasphemous―method of bookmaking: a machine he calls a printing press.
Author(s): Alix Christie

From Gutenberg to OpenType: An Illustrated History of Type from the Earliest Letterforms to the Latest Digital Fonts (2006)

 Best Gutenberg Books: The Ultimate CollectionThis lively account of the printed word draws together the histories of typography and printing into one robustly illustrated volume, and describes how dramatic changes in technology have affected type design. Historical paintings, engravings, and photographs give a visual context to the different eras of type design and print, and key typefaces from each historical era are discussed and compared to others of the era.
Author(s): Robin Dodd

The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age (2006)

 Best Gutenberg Books: The Ultimate CollectionIn our zeal to embrace the wonders of the electronic age, are we sacrificing our literary culture? Renowned critic Sven Birkerts believes the answer is an alarming yes. In The Gutenberg Elegies, he explores the impact of technology on the experience of reading. Drawing on his own passionate, lifelong love of books, Birkerts examines how literature intimately shapes and nourishes the inner life.
Author(s): Sven Birkerts

If You Love Reading, Thank Johannes Gutenberg! Biography 3rd Grade | Children’s Biography Books (2017)

 Best Gutenberg Books: The Ultimate CollectionJohannes Gutenberg introduced printing to Europe. If it weren’t for him, you wouldn’t be able to read books at the comfort of your home. But how did Johannes Gutenberg come up with the idea of printing? What were the circumstances that led to such a discovery? Read up on the life and works of Johannes Gutenberg. Grab a copy today!
Author(s): BaProfessor

A Social History of the Media: From Gutenberg to the Internet (2010)

 Best Gutenberg Books: The Ultimate CollectionWritten by two leading social and cultural historians, the first two editions of A Social History of the Media became classic textbooks, providing a masterful overview of communication media and of the social and cultural contexts within whic…
Author(s): Asa Briggs, Peter Burke

Step by Step WordPress Gutenberg Development: For Beginners (2019)

 Best Gutenberg Books: The Ultimate CollectionWordPress CMS (Content Management System) has been used by more than 60 million websites which is about 33% of top 10 million websites till May 2019. A majority of users of WordPress is frequently engaged with content managing in programmatically active to achieve desired web layout and functionalities.
Author(s): Kushal Mehta, Sagar Prajapati

Changing the Subject: Art and Attention in the Internet Age (2015)

 Best Gutenberg Books: The Ultimate CollectionIn 1994, Sven Birkerts published The Gutenberg Elegies, his celebrated rallying cry to resist the oncoming digital advances, especially those that might affect the way we read literature and experience art―the very cultural activities that make us human. After two decades of rampant change, Birkerts has allowed a degree of everyday digital technology into his life. He refuses to use a smartphone, but communicates via e-mail and spends some time reading online.
Author(s): Sven Birkerts

Who in the World Was The Secretive Printer?: The Story of Johannes Gutenberg (2005)

 Best Gutenberg Books: The Ultimate CollectionDiscover the intriguing story of Johannes Gutenberg in this junior-level biography from Peace Hill Press. Johannes Gutenberg spent his days shut away, working on a mysterious project. His neighbors wondered what he was doing in his metal shop. Why did he need so much money? Was he making expensive gold jewelry? Weapons? Armor? What project could possibly take up so many hours of Johannes’s time?
Author(s): Robert Beckham, Jed Mickle

Social History of Knowledge: From Gutenberg to Diderot (2000)

 Best Gutenberg Books: The Ultimate CollectionIn this book Peter Burke adopts a socio-cultural approach to examine the changes in the organization of knowledge in Europe from the invention of printing to the publication of the French Encyclopédie.
Author(s): Peter Burke

Best Gutenberg Books: The Ultimate Collection

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some gutenberg books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Grace abounding to the chief of sinners

Author(s): John Bunyan
ID: 877945, Publisher: Project Gutenberg , Year: [199-?], Size: 102 Kb, Format: epub

The life of John Bunyan

Author(s): Edmund Venables
ID: 878909, Publisher: Project Gutenberg , Year: [199-?], Size: 142 Kb, Format: epub

Excavating the Extra-ordinary: Challenges & Merits of Working with Small Finds : Proceedings of the International Egyptological Workshop at Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, 8-9 April 2019

Author(s): Andrea Kilian; Monika Zöller-Engelhardt
ID: 2965743, Publisher: Propylaeum, Year: 2021, Size: 49 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are truly best-sellers according to Washington Post, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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