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    DescriptionA striking visual journey into the world of cycling that examines its social and aesthetic impact as well as its subcultures, brands, and accessories. Cycling is zeitgeist. With rising fuel prices and mounting ecological awareness, bicycle sales are significantly up. Activity became activism and then lifestyle. Moving on two wheels is now a movement. Velo is a striking visual journey into the multifaceted world of cycling and the diverse tribes that inhabit it. These range from hardcore 2-wheel globetrotters, downtown messengers on fixed-gear bikes without brakes, laid back pedallers on old-fashioned Dutch bicycles, fashionable cyclists on vintage racing bikes, and dedicated fans of high-tech racing machines and e-bikes. The book also gives insider views into the production halls of renowned Italian and French brands as well as the workshops of a new generation of passionate frame builders in the US. Velo presents the design and visual aesthetic of today's cycling culture. The book features examples of T-shirts, caps, bags, flyers, and special equipment such as the spoke cards that bike messengers use in their alleycat races. It also explores the impact the cycling movement is making on contemporary art. In addition, Velo documents the relevance of bicycles in both rural and urban areas. It introduces innovative urban planning concepts such as the new bike lanes that are currently emerging in Manhattan and Copenhagen. Velo is the fast lane into a topic that is both entertaining and socially relevant. The book is geared toward anyone who has a professional interest in or personal passion for the world of cycling.

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    Bicycle Culture and Design
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Robert Klanten, Edited by S. Ehmann
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 210 mm
    Height: 260 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 1,107 g
    ISBN 13: 9783899552843
    ISBN 10: 3899552849

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.3
    BIC subject category V2: WSQ
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Abridged Dewey: 745
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15860
    DC22: 796.6
    Libri: FAHR4000, P0041265, VELO5000
    BISAC V2.8: DES007000
    BIC subject category V2: AKP
    BISAC V2.8: SPO011000
    DC22: 745.2
    B&T Approval Code: A80503200
    BISAC V2.8: DES011000, ART030050
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: TL410 .M665 2010
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: AKC
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations
    Die Gestalten Verlag
    Imprint name
    Die Gestalten Verlag
    Publication date
    25 May 2010
    Publication City/Country