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The Book of Probes

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Until now, no book has explored the full expanse of Marshall McLuhan's thinking. Here we have assembled alongside his most prescient aphorisms excerpts from the full range of his astounding life's work. One revolutionary book distills the wisdom and wit of the man who explained to us the "the medium is the message" and that we are "now living in a global village, " that "privacy invasion is now our most important knowledge industry" and that "obsolescence is the moment of superabundance." Cover to cover, The Book of Probes is not only one hundred percent McLuhan's own words, these are McLuhan's finest words. McLuhan called these bold perceptions probes and today they gleam like gems embedded everywhere in his life's output - in his books, in more than 200 speeches, in his classes (especially the Monday Night Seminars), and most of all in the nearly 700 shorter writings that he published between 1945 and 1980. In recent years, his son Eric McLuhan and William Kuhns have combed through all these sources to compile and edit what has become The Book of Probes. The collection is so fresh that most probes will be new to even the most avid readers of McLuhan, and opens a new portal to McLuhan's mind, one that promises to change the ways in which we recognize and interpret McLuhan in the future. Readers will marvel at how the consistency, the clarity of concept, and the abundant wealth of observations, some made twenty or thirty years apart, dovetail to form a whole. Art Director and Designer David Carson presents McLuhan's images with new insight, and has built a work of art that is reminiscent of those lasting works permanently commissioned and interpreted by new generations.

Synopsis:

This volume captures the most memorable and incisive of Marshall McLuhan's phrases. Designed to emphasize the consistency of his thought and a clarity of concept, they include "Global Village", "The Medium is the Message" and "Obsolescence is the Moment of Superabundance".

Product Details

ISBN:
9781584230564
Editor:
McLuhan, Eric
Commentaries:
Gordon, W. Terrence
Author:
McLuhan, Marshall
Author:
Carson, David
Commentaries:
Gordon, W. Terrence
Publisher:
Gingko Press
Location:
Corte Madera, CA
Subject:
Individual Artist
Subject:
Mass media
Subject:
Graphic Arts
Subject:
Graphic Arts - General
Subject:
Individual Artists - General
Subject:
Art - Artists
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
1228
Publication Date:
20031231
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
573
Dimensions:
7.56x6.66x2.06 in. 3.18 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This volume captures the most memorable and incisive of Marshall McLuhan's phrases. Designed to emphasize the consistency of his thought and a clarity of concept, they include "Global Village", "The Medium is the Message" and "Obsolescence is the Moment of Superabundance".
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