The Future Does Not Exist: Retrotypes
Alain Bublex, Elie During
Publisher Editions B42
Idea Code 14423
“All that really exists is past futures”, ones set in motion in times preceding our own. The publication begins with this hypothesis, with project authors Alain Bublex and Elie During going on to formulate ideas, perform research and collect and present materials that, in the process, consolidates and makes concrete these futures nurtured by bygone ages. This richly illustrated book first deals with the future as a concept, for instance, as seen in the evolution of industrial objects, then goes on to address the notion of retro-futurism through an investigation of this underlying trend of contemporary culture, from science fiction to pop music, and from architecture to fashion and design.
84 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 32 cm, hb, English
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