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The Fine Art of the Motorcycle Engine: The Story of the Up-N-Smoke Engine Project

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By tradition, the motorcycle is a naked beast.  Differing from other vehicles by the fact that its mechanical structure is also part of its esthetic appearance.  In the The Fine Art of the Motorcycle Engine, photographer Daniel Peirce examines the graphic nature of historic engines with stunning and dramatic photography.  Since the beginning of the motorbike, engine designers knew they had to design power plants that performed well and looked good doing it.  Peirce presents 64 stunning pictures from his popular Up-N-Smoke Engine Project.  In addition to his engine photography the book also tells the story of the project and the years it took to bring it from an inspired idea to a tangible reality.  The story of the Up-N-Smoke Engine Project journals how what started as an artistic outlet became an obsession and eventually a business.  This is the project that Cycle World magazine called ‘Pornography for Gearheads.’  A special chapter is included showing the process that each picture needed to go through in order to create the finished product.

Synopsis:

Daniel Peirce presents 64 stunning photographs from his popular Up-N-Smoke Engine Project.  Peirce has crafted dramatic portraits of some of the sexiest motorcycle engines ever designed.  Each picture illustrates that motorcycle engines were designed for their form, as much as function.   Along with his photography he tells the personal and candid story of bringing an inspired idea to a tangible reality.  In a special chapter Peirce explains the steps each picture went through during its creation.

About the Author

Daniel Peirce has been a commercial photographer for 28 years, and shooting for the motorcycle industry since 1988. His photography has appeared in virtually every major motorcycle magazine in the US. As a writer Daniel has been a frequent contributor to Ride Texas, Thunder Roads and Cruisin\u2019 Times magazines. For the last twelve years he\u2019s been producing catalogs and magazine ads as the head of photography for Tucker Rocky Distributing, a leading distributor of motorcycle parts and accessories in America. Daniel is an avid motorcycle rider and a vintage motorcycle enthusiast.
Dave Howe has been a passionate motorcyclist for most of his 64 years. His first ride was on his father\u2019s 1947 Indian Chief. Since then he has ridden, raced, restored, showed, and collected motorcycles of many types. Dave was, until recently, head of Peckerhead racing.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781845841744
Subtitle:
The Story of the Up-N-Smoke Engine Project
Publisher:
Veloce
Author:
Peirce, Daniel
Author:
Howe, Dave
Subject:
Motorcycles - General
Subject:
Engineering - General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20081015
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
64 color ill
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
10 x 10 in 2.06 lb

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The Fine Art of the Motorcycle Engine: The Story of the Up-N-Smoke Engine Project
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Daniel Peirce presents 64 stunning photographs from his popular Up-N-Smoke Engine Project.  Peirce has crafted dramatic portraits of some of the sexiest motorcycle engines ever designed.  Each picture illustrates that motorcycle engines were designed for their form, as much as function.   Along with his photography he tells the personal and candid story of bringing an inspired idea to a tangible reality.  In a special chapter Peirce explains the steps each picture went through during its creation.
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