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

Simon Reynolds

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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?

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Simon Reynolds
Forlag
FABER & FABER
ISBN 9780571232086
Antall sider 496 Dimensjoner 15,3cm x 23,4cm x 3,6cm
Vekt 650 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Rock & Pop music, Popular culture