Monday, July 06, 2009

CIAM Flyer 3/09 -- Bob Skinner

The term "retro" has become a catchword and, since the 1970s, has constantly gained importance in our society. In a time in which faith in progress, innovation and change, often contrary to all common sense, appears to prevail, the retro movement can in fact be understood as a trend that is critical of progress. There is hardly an area of our social life where this widely used fashionable term has not made an entrance. Quite frequently developments and even new creations emerge from such reversions to concepts and styles of bygone eras, making the retro movement go far beyond the world of museums and galleries. eras, making the retro movement go far beyond the world of museums and galleries.

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