At a time in history with the uncertainties we are currently experiencing, the increasing need to switch off and relax
has led to the abandonment of minimalism, and a push towards the exact opposite, i.e. layering, maximalism,
playfulness and irony, opening the door to the broad theme of play.
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What better way is there of distancing yourself from the struggles of day-to-day life than projecting yourself into the
certainties of past traditions? This may be a literary cliché but it is undoubtedly effective – the hideaway of
anti-modernity, providing us with what we already know, reassuring us and filling us with a period of inner wellbeing.