Cyclepedia: A Tour of Iconic Bicycle Designs
Cyclepedia is a superbly-photographed celebration of the best bicycles designed over the past 90 years. Gift book, reference, inspiration, fun, Cyclepedia will inspire lust and envy in bike nuts, commuting cyclists and design aesthetes everywhere.
An homage to the beauty of two wheels, "Cyclepedia" is a celebration of the best bicycles designed over the past 90 years. Among this unique selection of exemplary bicycles are classic racing bikes that been in such events as the Tour de France, high-tech machines that use the latest in material science and aerodynamics, eccentric bikes designed for specific purposes such as cycling on ice, and rarities that are coveted by serious collectors.
This unique selection includes classic racing bikes that been in events such as the Tour de France, high-tech machines that use the latest in material science and aerodynamics, eccentric bikes designed for purposes such as cycling on ice, and rarities coveted by serious collectors.
• A stunning visual record of the world’s most popular – and most culty – bikes
• Specially commissioned studio photography in eye-popping detail
• Selected for exquisite design, innovative mechanisms, engineering precision, performance and iconic status
• Authoritative yet light-hearted texts summarize unique qualities, technical abilities and history
• Detailed Technical information for hard-core enthusiasts and collectors
• Foreword by Paul Smith
• Introduction by Michael Embacher
• Essay on the history of bicycle design by Michael Zappe and Martin Strubreiter
• 100 bikes grouped by type: mountain, racing, singlespeed, touring,
kids’, tandem, urban, folding, cargo and curiosities
See the full list of bicycles
- Michael Embacher
- Thames & Hudson
- Paul Smith
- Fecha publicación
- March 2011
As a rule, whatever Michael Embacher becomes involved in has to do with design. Born in 1963, he studied architecture in Vienna, worked for Sepp Müller and Günther Domenig, and in the midst of it all decided on a “luxurious” way of learning: In 1994 he founded his design office Embacher/Wien, which strives for high quality architecture with an eye for fine detail.