Cognition And The Book: Typologies Of Formal Organisation Of by K. A. E. Enenkel, Wolfgang Neuber

By K. A. E. Enenkel, Wolfgang Neuber

The broadcast ebook, an important invention of the Early sleek interval, caused not just an explosion of data, but in addition significant alterations within the conception of texts. This quantity investigates the equipment in which wisdom used to be offered to the early smooth reader and the corporation of fabric that guided his cognition of them. It focuses no longer only on book-historical questions, yet at the intersection of format and paratexts with problems with style, content material and meant functionality of texts. A workforce of specialists in numerous disciplines, English, French, German, Neo-Latin, philosophy, artwork background, the historical past of technological know-how and ebook historical past, makes a primary attempt to realizing this attention-grabbing subject.

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They assembled extracts that distilled the essence of what Latin authors had said into communicative, but very uniform, French or English, lacking any stylistic sophistication. Size, title-pages, and page lay-out make it clear that such volumes were targeted at the lower end of the market. A generation later, however, round about 1600, the commonplace-book format, now naturalised in the vernaculars, was providing containers for collecting aphorisms, similitudes, examples, and proverbs on a scale that has no rival in Latin counterparts.

An example is the Ordre of chyvalry (Westminster, W. 11 True indented paragraphs do indeed occasionally appear before 1500, but even then they are applied incidentally and not consistently in the same edition, as we see in Aulus Gellius, Noctes Atticae (Venice, N. Jenson: 1472) (= 3). So far nobody has noticed that the famous symbolical romance Poliphilus is consistently structured by means of indented paragraphs which, just as is now the custom with prose, are indented with an em quad: F. Colonna, Hypnerotomachia Poliphili (Venice, A.

Nominated for the ‘Best book designs’ of the year 1512”, Quaerendo 24 (1994) 181–205. ——, “De typografische vormgeving van Francesco Colonna’s Hypnerotomachia Poliphili”, Jaarboek van het Nederlands Genootschap van Bibliofielen (1999) 25–44. A. , “Vesalius exemplarisch: een auteur schrijft zijn uitgever”, De Boekenwereld 14 (1998) 218–230. Laufer R. ), La Notion de paragraphe (Paris: 1985). ), La notion de paragraphe (Paris: 1985) 53–63. -J. – Chartier R. ), Histoire de l’édition française, vol.

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