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McLuhan, Marshall 1911-1980

Works: 1,348 works in 4,431 publications in 10 languages and 81,942 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Dictionaries  Conference papers and proceedings  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Other, Creator, Actor, Collector, Honoree, Performer, 070, Interviewee, Speaker, Narrator
Classifications: P90, 001.5
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Most widely held works about Marshall McLuhan
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Most widely held works by Marshall McLuhan
Understanding media : the extensions of man by Marshall McLuhan( Book )

393 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 5,979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

McLuhan's view of a media-sculpted society of the future
The Gutenberg galaxy : the making of typographic man by Marshall McLuhan( Book )

211 editions published between 1962 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 4,566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of western society and print technology from a media perspective
The medium is the massage by Marshall McLuhan( Book )

109 editions published between 1967 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 2,566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marshall McLuhan's thinking was, and still is, revolutionary. Well known for coining the term 'Global Village' his theories, many of which are illustrated in this 'inventory of effects', force us to question how modes of communication have shaped society. This is an astonishing work by a truly astonishing man
The mechanical bride : folklore of industrial man by Marshall McLuhan( Book )

67 editions published between 1951 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This brilliant and witty approach to the contemporary scene revolutionized the study of communication theory in our time. Marshall McLuhan's famous pronouncement that 'the medium is the message' is revealed, in this seminal work, by the 'media' themselves--the original advertisements; the contemporary heroes from Tarzan to Superman; the executive gimmicks of 'know how' and 'plain talk' that constitute the folklore of industrial man. Professor McLuhan's penetrating and probing approach has invaluable insights for all readers--general reader or educator, management man or creative writer--indeed, for every consumer or creator in every field. ... Long a famous 'underground' work, The mechanical bride is now obviously the book that pointed the way toward untangling the complicated web of today's communications."--Jacket
War and peace in the global village; an inventory of some of the current spastic situations that could be eliminated by more feedforward by Marshall McLuhan( Book )

44 editions published between 1963 and 2001 in English and held by 1,626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War and Peace in The Global Village is a collage of images and text that sharply illustrates the effects of electronic media and new technology on man. Marshall McLuhan wrote this book thirty years ago and following its publication predicted that the forthcoming information age would be "a transitional era of profound pain and tragic identity quest". Marshall McLuhan illustrates the fact that all social changes are caused by introduction of new technologies. He interprets these new technologies as extensions or "self-amputations of our own being", because technologies extend bodily reach. McLuhan's ideas and observations seem disturbingly accurate and clearly applicable to the world in which we live
The global village : transformations in world life and media in the 21st century by Marshall McLuhan( Book )

26 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in English and held by 1,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The premise for this book is the distinction between what the authors call "visual space", which is the left-brain, linear, quantitative reasoning tradition of the West, beginning with Plato and Aristotle, as against "acoustic space", which is equated to the holistic approach of the East
The interior landscape; the literary criticism of Marshall McLuhan, 1943-1962 by Marshall McLuhan( Book )

30 editions published between 1969 and 1994 in English and Italian and held by 1,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Counter blast by Marshall McLuhan( Book )

68 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brief compendium of basic ideas for new avenues of communication in the electronic age, with examples of exploded typography by Canadian designer Harley Parker
Culture is our business by Marshall McLuhan( Book )

31 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examines our civilization as it manifests itself through th century's one great art form, advertising."
From cliche to archetype by Marshall McLuhan( Book )

38 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six years after the publication of his seminal work, Understanding Media, the Extensions of Man, Marshall McLuhan linked his insights into media to his love of literature and produced From Cliche to Archetype. In the age of electronic retrieval, the entire phenomenal universe is at once junkyard and museum -- cliche and archetype. Every culture now rides on the back of every other culture.In these pages, readers learn how to look at stale cliches with fresh eyes, as artists do, and discover that cliches provide the key to understanding Modernism, from the puns of James Joyce to Ionesco's Theater of the Absurd. McLuhan mines the greats of modern literature, such as Yeats, Eliot, and Pound, and points the way to richer understanding of their work. Discussion ranges over conventional topics of literary analysis such as genres, esthetics, rhetoric, paradox, mimesis, and parody, though never in conventional fashion, because McLuhan deliberately stakes his turf in a manner that draws technology and culture together. As a result, the key terms cliche and archetype are not confined to language but are shown to have counterparts in the non-linguistic world. The present work reprises themes from Understanding Media, such as old media becoming the content of new media, and identifies for the first time the typical effect of a new technology retrieving an older form of technology. In this new and redesigned publication of McLuhan's neglected masterpiece, editor W. Terrence Gordon provides a richer reading with concise chapter introductions.--
Through the vanishing point; space in poetry and painting by Marshall McLuhan( Book )

15 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sensory modes - Toward a spatial dialogue - The emperor's new clothes - Appendices : A note on tactility - A note on color TV
Explorations in communication, an anthology by Edmund Carpenter( Book )

69 editions published between 1900 and 2003 in 6 languages and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology includes twenty-four articles from Explorations, a journal on communication published between 1953 and 1959 and edited by Edmund Carpenter and Marshall McLuhan. Among them are four by Marshall McLuhan, one by Edmund Carpenter, and others by Ray Birdwhestell on kinesics and communication, by Northrop Frye on the language of poetry, by S. Giedion on prehistoric art, and by David Riesman on the oral and written traditions, in addition to essays by Robert Graves, Stanley Edgar Hyman, Gilbert Seldes, Daisetz T. Suzuki, and others
The medium is the massage : an inventory of effects by Marshall McLuhan( Book )

68 editions published between 1967 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

30 years after its publication Marshall McLuhan's The Medium is the Massage remains his most entertaining, provocative, and piquant book. With every technological and social "advance" McLuhan's proclamation that "the media work us over completely" becomes more evident and plain. In his words, so pervasive are they in their personal, political, economic, aesthetic, psychological, moral, ethical and social consequences that they leave no part of us untouched, unaffected, or unaltered'. McLuhan's remarkable observation that "societies have always been shaped more by the nature of the media by which men communicate than by the content of the communication" is undoubtedly more relevant today than ever before. With the rise of the internet and the explosion of the digital revolution there has never been a better time to revisit Marshall McLuhan
Laws of media : the new science by Marshall McLuhan( Book )

36 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marshall McLuhan has been described as Canada's most exciting and original thinker, a member of the small company of intellectual geniuses this country has produced. Works such as The Gutenberg Galaxy, The Mechanical Bride, From Cliche to Archetype, and Understanding Media have established his reputation throughout the world and have profoundly influenced our understanding of contemporary communication. In his later years McLuhan was working on a 'unified field' theory of human culture, an effort in which he collaborated with and was assisted by his son, Eric McLuhan. This book is the result of that collaboration. The McLuhans are retrieving another way of understanding our world, a way known to some ancient Greeks (but not Aristotle), to medieval thinkers, to Francis Bacon and Giambattista Vico, and to T.S. Eliot and James Joyce in this century. It is based on the use of words and the conseuqent power of the 'logos' to shape all the elements of culture - media - with which we surround ourselves. The authors explain how the invention of the alphabet led to the dominance of visual-space conceptualizations over those of acoustic space and its creative words (and word-plays). They consider the differences between the left- and right-hand sides of our brains, and use Gestalt theories of figure and ground to explore the underlying principles that define media. 'Media, ' the word so closely connected with Marshall McLuhan's thought, is here explored in its broadest meaning, encompassing all that has been created by humans: artifacts, information, ideas - every example of human innovation, from computer program to a tea cup, from musical arrangement to the formula for a cold remedy, from an X-ray machine to the sentence you're reading right now. All these are media to which can be applied the laws the McLuhans have developed. The laws are based on a set of four questions - a tetrad - that can be applied to any artefact or idea: What does it enhance or intensify? What does it render obsolete or displace? What does it retrieve that was previoulsy obsolesced? What does it produce or become when pressed to an extreme? Inherent in every human innovation is an answer to each of the questions of this tetrad; anything that does not contain answers to these four questions is not the product of human creation. The laws identified by the McLuhans constitute a new scientific basis for media studies, testable, and able to allow for prediction. It takes in all human activities and speech; it breaks down barriers and reconsiders them as mere intervals. In the McLuhan tradition, this New Science offers a while new understanding of human creation, and a vision that could reshape our future. --! From publisher's description
Marshall McLuhan : escape into understanding : a biography by W. Terrence Gordon( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The originator of such widely used phrases as "the global village" and "the medium is the message," Marshall McLuhan -- the prescient media guru -- is finally attracting the critical attention he deserves. In the 1960s, McLuhan blazed the intellectual territory which we are only coming to grips with today. This couldn't be a better time for a readable, full-scale treatment of his writings, a book that reflects the range and depth of his thought accurately and accessibly. Marshall McLuhan: Escape into Understanding fills this gap
Take today; the executive as dropout by Marshall McLuhan( Book )

20 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verbi-voco-visual explorations by Marshall McLuhan( Book )

20 editions published in 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meaning of commercial television: the Texas-Stanford Seminar, 1966 by Stanley Donner( Book )

12 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of probes : Marshall McLuhan, David Carson by Marshall McLuhan( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'The Book of Probes' is a collection of Marshall McLuhan's finest words culled from his books, his more than 200 speeches, his classes at the University of Toronto ... and from nearly 700 shorter writings he published between 1945 and 1980"--Jacket
Die magischen Kanäle = Understanding media by Marshall McLuhan( Book )

27 editions published between 1964 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Museum und Medien - Museumskommunikation - Kommunikationstheorie - Medientheorie - Museum und Öffentlichkeit
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The Gutenberg galaxy : the making of typographic man
The Gutenberg galaxy : the making of typographic manThe medium is the massageThe mechanical bride : folklore of industrial manWar and peace in the global village; an inventory of some of the current spastic situations that could be eliminated by more feedforwardThe global village : transformations in world life and media in the 21st centuryCounter blastFrom cliche to archetypeThe medium is the massage : an inventory of effects
Alternative Names
Mac Luhan Marshall

Mac Luhan Marshall 1911-1980

MacLuhan H. M.

MacLuhan H. M. 1911-1980

MacLuhan, H. Marshall 1911-1980

MacLuhan, Herbert Marshall.

MacLuhan, Herbert Marshall 1911-1980

MacLuhan M.

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MacLuhan Marshall

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MacLuhan Marshall 1911-1980

Mak-Lûèn, Maršall.

Makliuenas Herbertas Maršalas

Makluan, Maršal

Makluŭn, Marshal 1911-1980

Maršal Makluhan

Maršalas Makluhanas

Māršals Makluens

Marshall McLuhan

Marshall McLuhan Canadees filosoof

Marshall McLuhan Canadian educator, philosopher, scholar, professor of English literature, literary critic, and communications theorist

Marshall McLuhan filósofo canadense

Marshall McLuhan filósofo canadiense

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Marshall McLuhan intellectuel canadien, professeur de littérature anglaise, théoricien de la communication, un des fondateurs des études contemporaines sur les médias

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McLuhan H. Marshall

McLuhan, H. Marshall 1911-1980

McLuhan, H. Marshall (Herbert Marshall), 1911-1980

McLuhan Herbert Marshall

McLuhan, Herbert Marshall 1911-

McLuhan Herbert Marshall 1911-1980

McLuhan M.

McLuhan M. 1911-1980

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McLuHan, Marshall 1911-1980

McLuhan, Marshall Herbert

McLuhan, Marshall Herbert 1911-1980

McLuhanas Marshallas

Mekluan, Maršal.

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Μάρσαλ Μακ Λούαν

Μάρσαλ Μακ Λούαν Καναδός φιλόσοφος

Мак-Люэн Маршал

Мак-Люэн, Маршалл 1911-1980

МакЛюэн Г. М

МакЛюэн Г. М. 1911-1980

Маклюэн М

Маклюэн М. 1911-1980

Маклюэн, Маршалл 1911-1980

Маклюэн, Маршалл канадский философ, филолог, литературный критик

Маклюэн Х. М

Маклюэн Х. М. 1911-1980

Маршал Маклуън

Маршал Маклуън канадски философ

Маршал Меклуен канадски просветен деец и филозоф

Маршалл Маклуен

Մարշալ Մակլյուեն կանադացի մանկավարժ, փիլիսոփա, բանասեր, գրաքննադատ

מקלוהן, מרשל 1911-1980

מרשל מקלוהן

مارشال ماكلوهان

مارشال مک‌لوهان فیلسوف کانادایی

मार्शल मैक्लुहान

মার্শাল ম্যাকলুহান

মার্শাল ম্যাকলুহান কানাডীয় শিক্ষাবিদ, দার্শনিক, সাহিত্য সমালোচক এবং যোগাযোগতাত্ত্বিক

ಮಾರ್ಷಲ್ ಮ್ಯಾಕ್ಲುಹಾನ್

മാർഷൽ മഹ്‌ലുഹാൻ

마샬 맥루한

매클루언, 마셜 1911-1980

매클루언, 허버트 마셜 1911-1980

맥루한 1911-1980

맥루한, 마샬 1911-1980

맥루한, 마셜 1911-1980

맥루한, 허버트 마샬 1911-1980

맥루한, 허버트 마셀 1911-1980

マクル-ハン, マ-シャル 1911-1980

マクルーハン, M

マクルーハン, マーシャル




馬素·麥克魯漢 加拿大教育家、哲学家和学者——英国文学教授、文学评论家和传播理论家