Johannes Gutenberg and the Printing Press (14:22)
from Great Moments in Science and Technology
In addition to bibliographic information, this video describes transition from block printing through Gutenberg’s process for making movable type and printing. It highlights some of the impact of this mechanized printing process on society including the introduction of affordable books, increased literacy, text standardization, popular engagement of critical thinking, religious reformations, individualism, and nationalism.
Introducing Johannes Gutenberg
This video is primarily biographical information about the inventor of the first mechanized printing process.
Rusty Maisel demonstrates the printing process likely used by those using a press like Gutenberg’s.
The Gutenberg Bible
from the University of Texas
The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas has one of three complete editions in the United States of the Gutenberg Bible. The Center has a digital exhibit online where you can turn virtual pages to see the printed text.
Gutenberg & The Impact of the Printing Press
Text and image exploration of the impact of the Printing Press.