Cyclepedia: A Century of Iconic Bicycle Design

Cyclepedia: A Century of Iconic Bicycle Design

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By (author) Michael Embacher, By (photographer) Bernhard Angerer, Foreword by Paul Smith, Contributions by Michael Zappe, Contributions by Martin Strubreiter

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  • Publisher: CHRONICLE BOOKS
  • Format: Hardback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 213mm x 282mm x 28mm | 1,315g
  • Publication date: 3 August 2011
  • Publication City/Country: San Francisco
  • ISBN 10: 1452101671
  • ISBN 13: 9781452101675
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 176,322

Product description

For every way to ride, there s a bicycle to fit the need. An homage to the beauty of the bike, Cyclepedia showcases the innovations and legacies of bicycle design over the past century. Join longtime bike enthusiast and avid collector Michael Embacher for a tour of 100 bicycles, from the finest racing bikes and high-tech hybrids to the bizarrely specific (such as a bike designed to cycle on ice). Captivating photographs, detailed component lists, and anecdotal information illuminate the details that make each bicycle unique. Also including a foreword by cyclist and designer Paul Smith, Cyclepedia is the ultimate coffee-table book for devotees of the two-wheeled life.

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Michael Embacher is a designer who lives in Vienna. He boasts one of the world's greatest collections of bicycles. Paul Smith is a world-famous designer and a passionate cyclist.

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"From the sleek to the strange to the truly innovative, 100 detailed bike profiles will captivate cycle aficionados." - Fast Company