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

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Paperback Published: 02/06/2011
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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

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