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It sold very well for a rather abstruse book and brought McLuhan widespread attention in intellectual circles.


However, it is still intact and readable. That interest led to his increasing speculation about what media did to audiences.

Dorothy Meyer – Bookseller Published: Some thought him a charlatan, and he always felt himself couunterblast outcast at the university, at least partly because of his disdain for print culture and opposition to academic conventions.

Dustin rated it really liked it May 20, The students he taught were the television generation, the first to grow up with the medium.

“Counterblast” by Marshall McLuhan & Harley Parker, | McLuhan Galaxy

In contrast, the low-density images of television, composed of a mosaic of light and dark dots, established a style of response in which it is necessary to unconsciously reconfigure the dots immediately in order to derive meaning from them. Ships with Tracking Number! Some rubbing to edges and mild discoloration to covers. Return to Book Page. No trivia or quizzes yet. Counterblast Marshall Mcluham Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, Near fine in a near fine light edge wear dust jacket.


Alesha rated it really liked it Nov 08, Since television and the other electronic media transcends space and time, the world is becoming a global villagea community in which distance and isolation are overcome. NOT an ex library book.


There are no countervlast topics on this book yet. Allard Used Books Published: Ria Christie Collections Condition: To demonstr In Marshall McLuhan observed that “today we live invested with an electric information environment that is quite as imperceptible to us as water is to a fish.

Some wear to dust jacket. Page edges are lightly darkened. Black, purple and white card wrappers. Becky rated it liked it May 12, This book has bright colours, bold text, upside down and backwards text. Counterblast McLuhan, Marshall Harcourt.

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 mcluhna the first publication ever to be set in heavy headline type, albeit in the face of enormous resistance from coumterblast London printing establishment who considered it anti-literary. Pablo Gomez rated it really liked it Aug 30, McLuhan’s work is viewed as one of the cornerstones of the study of media theory.


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Want to Read saving…. His work is viewed as one of the cornerstones of the study of media theory, as well as having practical applications in the advertising and television industries.

Daniel Carson rated it it was amazing Apr 22, Though McLuhan produced some useful insights, he was given to wild generalizations and flagrant exaggerations.

Small unobtrusive red smudge to front covers, otherwise a near fine copy.

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