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Futurist Movements: Vorticism, Retro-Futurism, Futurist Meals, Ego-Futurism, Cubo-Futurism

Futurist Movements: Vorticism, Retro-Futurism, Futurist Meals, Ego-Futurism, Cubo-Futurism

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Chapters: Vorticism, Retro-Futurism, Futurist Meals, Ego-Futurism, Cubo-Futurism. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 26. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Retro-futurism (adjective retro-futuristic or retro-future) is a trend in the creative arts showing the influence of depictions of the future produced prior to about 1960. Characterized by a blend of old-fashioned "retro" styles with futuristic technology, retro-futurism explores the themes of tension between past and future, and between the alienating and empowering effects of technology. Primarily reflected in artistic creations and modified technologies that realize the imagined artifacts of its parallel reality, retro-futurism has also manifested in the worlds of fashion, architecture, literature and film. The word "retrofuturism" was coined by Lloyd Dunn in 1983, according to fringe art magazine Retrofuturism, which was published from 1988-1993. Retro-futurism incorporates two overlapping trends which may be summarized as the future as seen from the past and the past as seen from the future. The first trend, retro-futurism proper, is directly inspired by the imagined future which existed in the minds of writers, artists, and filmmakers in the pre-1960 period who attempted to predict the future, either in serious projections of existing technology (e.g. in magazines like Science and Invention) or in science fiction novels and stories. Such futuristic visions are refurbished and updated for the present, and offer a nostalgic, counterfactual image of what the future might have been, but is not. The second trend is the inverse of the first: futuristic retro. It starts with the retro appeal of old styles of art, clothing, mores, and then grafts modern or futuristic technologies onto it, creating a melange of past, present, and futur... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=245601