by Stephen Füssel, translated by Peter Lewis
Publication Date: October 2019
The first biography of Gutenberg written in English that is both rigorous and accessible to a general audience
Named ‘Man of the Millennium’ in 1999, Johannes Gutenberg was the creator of one of the most influential and revolutionary inventions in Europe’s history: a printing press with mechanical movable type. This invention sparked the printing revolution and represents one of the central contributions to the development of modernity. Yet despite Gutenberg’s significance in shaping the world we know, a rigorous and accessible biography has not yet been published in English, until now. Written by one of Europe’s leading experts on Gutenberg, this short life brings together rigorous scholarship and historical detail in a highly readable text that conveys everything readers need to know about the man who changed printing, and the world, forever.