Death, beauty, and iconoclastic nostalgia: Precarious aesthetics and Lana Del Rey

by Arild Fetveit Lana Del Rey’s April 2013 music video Summer Wine, released at a time when she was among the hottest names in popular music and had some of the most prestigious music vide... Read more →

No time like the past?: On the new role of vintage and retro in the magazines Scandinavian Retro and Retro Gamer

by Kristian Handberg ‘Detta är retro, [holding up 1960s lamp] detta är inte retro.’ [holding up a 19th century chandelier] (This is retro, this is not retro). – Scandinavian Retro ch... Read more →

Retro, faux-vintage, and anachronism: When cinema looks back

by Stefano Baschiera and Elena Caoduro The vintage style, the reproduction and reclamation of past fashions, original objects, and old looks, is a highly commoditised phenomenon. Though its ... Read more →

Locating vintage

by Kim Knowles – She said I looked like a 1950s housewife – Well your dress is slightly anachronistic – What? It’s vintage I’ll have you know! – I know, but being... Read more →

A theoretical approach to vintage: From oenology to media

by Katharina Niemeyer Research on vintage as both a term and a concept and its historical emergence in the field of fashion and flea markets in Europe and the United States is already well-e... Read more →

Editorial Necsus

Vintage is everywhere. Ranging from vintage design to vintage cloths and vintage media, in our contemporary culture ‘the old rebranded as new’ and ‘the new rebranded as old’ are a st... Read more →

The way we watched: Vintage television programmes, memories, and memorabilia

by Helen Piper ‘People die, sure,’ my mother was saying. ‘But it’s so heart-breaking and unnecessary how we lose things. From pure carelessness. Fires, wars. The Parthenon, used as a... Read more →

Theaters: Cinematic vintage magnified

The pictures gathered in the photographic series Theaters are the perfect attempt to exemplify the challenging task to find a crystallised form to cinematic duration. Analog in their techniq... Read more →

Technostalgia of the present: From technologies of memory to a memory of technologies

by Tim van der Heijden Introduction In contemporary media culture we currently witness a strong interest in media technologies from the past. Analogue artefacts such as the Polaroid camera, ... Read more →

NECSUS_Autumn 2015_‘Vintage’ — call for submissions

Guest editor: Kim Knowles (Aberystwyth University) Few issues are as pertinent today as the relationship between old and new, past and present, obsolescence and progress. Paradoxically, as t... Read more →