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Goodbye Gutenberg: How a Bronx Teacher Defied 500 Years of Tradition and Launched an Astonishing Renaissance

4 Ratings: 4.5
A book by Valerie Kirschenbaum

This widely anticipated verbal and visual masterpiece by Valerie Kirschenbaum, a high school teacher in the Bronx, has early reviewers raving.  With 860 gorgeous, full color images from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, Maya, India, China, Japan, … see full wiki

Author: Valerie Kirschenbaum
Publisher: The Global Renaissance Society; 1 edition (October 2004)
4 reviews about Goodbye Gutenberg: How a Bronx Teacher Defied...
review by . March 28, 2009
Goodbye Gutenberg
It does not happen very often, but every once in a while a book comes along that completely changes the way you look at a particular subject. You thought you knew the subject pretty darn well when suddenly all of your preconceived notions are shattered!!! It can be a pretty unsettling experience.  But in the case of Valerie Kirschenbaum's stunning "Goodbye Gutenberg:  How a Bronx Teacher Defied 500 Years of Tradition and Launched an Astonishing Renaissance" it is a wonderful experience! …
review by . March 26, 2009
This book presents the author's opinion that conventionally printed books of black and white blocks of type are on the brink of experiencing a revolution in design, and introduces us to the end result of this revolution: "designer books." She sustains that richly illustrated, color-enhanced and visually designed texts will completely supplant the traditional ones, in both fiction and non-fiction, and she urges publishers, writers and readers alike to be an active part in the coming changes. …
review by . January 15, 2005
This hallowed quotation from the penulitmately creative writings of Emily Dickinson succinctly describes the passionate volume GOODBYE GUTENBERG: HELLO TO A NEW GENERATION OF READERS AND WRITERS, a zealot's call to revolution in creating books of significance for the 21st Century by the enormously gifted Valerie Kirschenbaum. Armed with a background armour of teaching students in midcity Bayard Rustin High School for Humanities in Manhattan, having struggled with the youthful products of the visual …
review by . December 16, 2004
I recently was contacted by Valerie Kirschenbaum, asking if I would be interested in receiving a review copy of her book Goodbye Gutenberg. Being both an avid reader and a freelance writer, I was interested in the premise of her book. In short, this is an outstanding book in design and concept, with only a few minor nits in the writing.    Kirschenbaum is a high school teacher who spent a significant amount of her career trying to work with inner-city youth. Trying to get the …
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