“The retro is not an anachronism. The retro is that which stands so high that it can afford not paying attention to fleeting things. It is about extremely important standards which are full of human accomplishments and exploits... Its value is in combining dynamic changes with stable opinions. This is a political platform even, I would say. Ukraine needs up-to-date, modern conservatives,” editor-in-chief Larysa Ivshyna asserted in her traditional column. We named the first glossy magazine to appear this year Retro! – and used precisely this life-affirming approach, equipped with a special “optics,” to explore the theme.
What images, attributes, traditions of the past continue to inspire us in our time, and why? Route No. 1’s team talked about this with Anna Sherman, the editor-in-chief of the Antykvar magazine. We also prepared not only comments of experts, but also “tours” of the most interesting retrofestivals from around the world, and in addition, desolate and at the same time very attractive for tourists places where the time has stood still. Route No. 1 even “created” a truly utopian city of its own, where “fragments” of palace architecture got revived to play completely different roles. In addition, we tell the reader why Viennese balls are not only about beauty and dance, we also offer a selection of films about “recent” retro, that is, love, freedom, and adventure in the 20th century.
How is it to live in a house where Ivan Franko once lived? What meanings are included in the image of the hourglass? What retro is currently in fashion? To find answers to these and other interesting questions, order Route No. 1. Retro! at the store on Den/The Day’s website or by phone at the sales department: (044) 303 96 23. Or wait until Friday to buy it at a newsstand.