The Printing Press

The Printing Press is an integral part of our teaching at FBAC. We found this free film to show you about Gutenberg's press and its's quite good and enjoyable to watch (and it has Stephen Fry in it!).

The Machine That Made Us is a documentary in which Stephen Fry examines the story behind the first media entrepreneur, printing press inventor Johann Gutenberg, to find out why he did it and how, a story which involves both historical inquiry and hands-on craft and technology. Fry travels across Europe to find out how Gutenberg kept his development work secret, about the role of avaricious investors and unscrupulous competitors and why Gutenberg's approach started a cultural revolution. He then sets about building a copy of Gutenberg's press.

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