Retro is a term used to describe the revival and revaluing of past styles that are usually less than one hundred years old. It can be applied to almost anything from clothing, furniture, and interiors to music, film, food, events, and advertising. It is a relatively global concept, and cultural products or styles that are categorized as retro appear in many different contexts including in art galleries, on lifestyle television, and on the shelves of main street retailers, as well as in fanzines, on the Internet, and in market stalls. Unlike terms such as vintage or antique, retro does not specify its origin and thus includes the old and the new, the original and the reproduction, the singular and the commodity, and high and popular ...

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