• Sign In
  • Help
  • My Basket0
Retromania: Pop Culture's Addiction to Its Own Past (Paperback)
  • Retromania: Pop Culture's Addiction to Its Own Past (Paperback)
zoom

Retromania: Pop Culture's Addiction to Its Own Past (Paperback)

(author)
£17.99
Paperback Published: 02/06/2011
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket

Check Marketplace availability

We live in a pop age gone loco for retro and crazy for commemoration. Band re-formations and reunion tours, expanded reissues of classic albums and outtake-crammed box sets, remakes and sequels, tribute albums and mash-ups ...But what happens when we run out of past? Are we heading toward a sort of cultural-ecological catastrophe, where the archival stream of pop history has been exhausted? Simon Reynolds, one of the finest music writers of his generation, argues that we have indeed reached a tipping point and that although earlier eras had their own obsessions with antiquity - the Renaissance with its admiration for Roman and Greek classicism, the Gothic movement's invocations of medievalism - never has there been a society so obsessed with the cultural artifacts of its own immediate past. "Retromania" is the first book to examine the retro industry and ask the question: Is this retromania a death knell for any originality and distinctiveness of our own?

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571232086
Weight: 650 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 36 mm

You may also be interested in...

Just Kids
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Coal Black Mornings
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
Life
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
Not Dead Yet: The Autobiography
Added to basket
1971 - Never a Dull Moment
Added to basket
Scar Tissue
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
The Nobel Lecture
Added to basket
£9.99
Hardback
Roots, Radicals and Rockers
Added to basket
Set the Boy Free
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Halfway to Paradise
Added to basket
Going For A Song
Added to basket
Don't Stop Me Now
Added to basket
The Age of Bowie
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Being Elvis
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die
Added to basket
Substance: Inside New Order
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.