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Counterblast by McLuhan, Marshall

A society, he said, is shaped more by the style than by the content of its media. Purple cloth with silver titles.

It has shaped a culture in which subjective emotion predominates and experience is holistic and unrepeatable. For any questions feel free to email us. Joseph rated it really liked it Aug 15, Purple and black dustjacket with white and purple titles in very good condition, scuffed.

McClelland and Stewart Ltd, Better World Books Condition: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Bow Windows Bookshop Published: Signed “by Marshall Countterblast on the front cover under the printed title. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. Near fine in a very good spot of abrasion on countefblast panel dust jacket.

Herbert Marshall McLuhan, CC, was a Canadian educator, philosopher, and scholar — a professor of English literature, a literary critic, and a communications theorist. Small unobtrusive red smudge to front covers, otherwise a near fine copy. Counterblast McLuhan, Marshall Harcourt.

These ideas caused people to perceive their environment, particularly their media environment, in radically new ways. Inscribed in blue ink on the title page by McLuhan. Counterblast Marshall McLuhan In true McLuhan style that title ‘Counterblast’ is a play on the word ‘Blast’, the name given to a magazine designed by Wyndham Lewis in and the first publication ever to be set in heavy headline type, albeit in the face of enormous resistance from the London printing establishment who considered it anti-literary.


Alex rated it did not like it Feb 14, As television mcluhwn a period of huge growth during counterblst ‘s, McLuhan, then a college professor, became interested in advertising. Drift rated it it was amazing Nov 16, No dust jacket, else very good. McLuhan’s most famous saying, “the medium is the message,” was explicated in the first chapter of his most successful book, “Understanding Media,” published in and still in print.

It was an unsettling experience for some, liberating for others.

Pablo Gomez rated it really liked it Aug 30, Bound in stiff paper wraps stapled at the spine. McLuhan definitely drew attention to the medium in this book. A couple mcluhsn light creases around the spine and one corner, with one closed nick to rear counerblast. Erik rated it liked it Mar 13, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Hardcover in dustjacket, price intact, slight wear to jacket at corners, small closed tear.

More a manifesto than a book, Counterblast is a typographically explosive compilation of short essays and probes complex ideas compressed into a few thought-provoking wordsall of which focus on the effects of media on the human condition. My library Help Advanced Book Search. McLuhan is known for coining the expressions “the medium is the message” and the “global village”.


Dorothy Meyer – Bookseller Published: Counterblast Marshall McLuhan No preview available – Binding will be intact, no major splits unless otherwise noted. In Marshall McLuhan observed that “today we live invested with an electric information environment that is quite as imperceptible to counterblasf as countrblast is to a fish.

Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! Advanced Book Search Browse by Subject. The media industry responded by seeking his advice and enthusiastically disseminating his ideas in magazines and on television.


Aaron Mcdonald rated it it was amazing Aug 19, Gricelda Alvarado rated it it was amazing Aug 11, Sign up to receive offers and updates: Eliot technological culture telegraph thought tion Today tradition translation tribal typewriter verbal visual space Western wheel words written Wyndham Lewis.

Jacob rated it it was amazing Mar 29, Signed by previous owner. World of Books Ltd Condition: This copy is from the personal library of automation pioneer John Diebold and bears his ownership stamp kcluhan the front and rear free endpapers.