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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles: Craftsmanship, Elegance, and Function

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The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles is a celebration of the design history and craftsmanship behind this simple but efficient two-wheeled vehicle. Featuring fifty classic models built by hand, this book unveils the bicycles technical evolution within a historical context. Beautifully detailed are early-twentieth-century models with multi-gear systems, mid-century machines where war and postwar economy challenged craft and utility, as well as modern and contemporary bicycles. Featured artisans and brands include La Gauloise, Reyhand, Schulz, Barra, Alex Singer, and René Herse. With brilliant full-color images of each model and chronological text detailing the craftsmanship that went into producing these elegant machines, this book will appeal to bicycle enthusiasts and to anyone interested in design.

About the Author

Jan Heine is an avid cyclist and editor of Vintage Bicycle Quarterly, a magazine devoted to bicycle history and classic models. Jean-Pierre Pradères is a freelance photographer whose award-winning work has been featured in numerous magazines and books, including The Art of the Motorcycle

Product Details

ISBN:
9780847830947
Author:
Heine, Jan
Publisher:
Rizzoli International Publications
Photographer:
Praderes, Jean-Pierre
Author:
Praderes, Jean-Pierre
Subject:
Motorcycles - General
Subject:
Cycling - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Cycling
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Bicycling General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200+ COLOR, &, B/W ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
12.12x9.68x.83 in. 2.94 lbs.

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