historia drukarstwa; bibliologia; druk jako nośnik informacji; zawód drukarza
Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
E. Gondek (red.), "Teoretyczne zagadnienia bibliologii i informatologii : studia i szkice" (S. 53-74). Katowice : Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
The subject of this work is the evolution of printing knowledge in scientific
descriptions created both in current times and in the past. It recalls the views
of renowned European and Polish historians from the 18th century on, exposes
the significance of the development of publishing statistics for the quantitative
description of publishing production, as well as the influence of technological
progress on the differentiation of printing companies from the 19th century on.
It points to problems in research of printing houses functioning between 1919
and 1939, as well as political determinants occurring in this field in Poland
after 1945. It focuses on the difficulty in identification of book printing houses
among all printing institutions open after the year 1900. It reveals the consistency
of blibliological research in relation to the past, as well as limited relations
between blibliological research and the works of other fields analyzing the state
of affairs in the printing industry.