A Brief Look at the Printing Revolution and the Power of Books
Today we take printed books for granted. But before Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press in 1450, books were a luxury only the wealthy could afford. Gutenberg’s invention changed that forever. The ability to reproduce books efficiently and economically launched humanity into a new age of information, education and enlightenment for the masses. This is the story of a 15th century inventor and how his magnificent machine changed our world.
The full-color, softcover book is 6" x 9." It has 52 pages and more than 30 photographs and illustrations. It includes a simplified schematic explaining how Gutenberg manufactured his movable metal type.