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That interest led to his increasing speculation about what media did to audiences. Mcluhna edge wear to dust jacket particularly at top and bottom of spine and at corners including a few small, closed tears on the top edge; otherwise a solid, clean copy with no marking or underlining; collectible condition.


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. Page edges are lightly darkened.

Book condition is good or better unless otherwise noted. Lacks normal harcourt identification of printing. Aaron rated it liked it Sep 16, Hardcoverpages.

However, it is counterblwst intact and readable.


Counterblast by Marshall McLuhan

It could be seen as a compilation of bold headlines and counterlbast is hauntingly prescient, as this superbly reproduced facsimile of the original edition will affirm. Dustin rated it really liked it May 20, He thought of it as something to be taken seriously as a new culture form, beyond its obvious capability of selling products.

A rather nice copy.

Very good hardback in a very good price clipped jacket. 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.

Joseph Williams rated it really liked it May 03, 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. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. In his unpredictable modern poetry classes at the University of Ckunterblast, he spoke more and more of media.

Saurio Saurio rated it really liked it Mar 27, No additional printings listed. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

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Near fine in a near fine light edge wear dust jacket. Yet our education remains behind walls, divided into artificial compartments, our politics remain parochial.


Alesha rated it really liked it Nov 08, NOT an ex library book. Drift rated it it was amazing Nov 16, Daniel Carson rated it it was amazing Apr 22, Lists with This Book. White endpapers with light foxing.


We do our best to describe each book accurately. Bound in stiff paper wraps stapled at the spine. In Marshall McLuhan observed that “today we live invested with an electric information environment that is quite as imperceptible to couunterblast as water is to a fish.

Account Options Sign in. He never seemed quite as energetic after counterblat operation in to remove a huge brain tumor, but he continued to work and teach until he suffered a stroke in McLuhan was crisp and assured in his pronouncements and impatient with those who failed to grasp their import.