With a foreword by designer Paul Smith and a history of bicycle design by Michael Zappe and Martin Strubreiter, this stunning selection presents some of the rarest and most beautiful bicycles from around the world. Grouped loosely according to type, the bikes range from mountain, racing, urban, single-speed, and tandems to kids’, folding, touring, cargo, and curiosities. The selection includes classic racing bikes from the Tour de France, high-tech machines that employ the latest advances in materials science, and eccentric bikes designed for unusual uses.
This book is a cornucopia of all that bicycle design has to offer, the ultimate gift purchase for cycling and design enthusiasts everywhere.
Michael Embacher is a designer and architect who has assembled one of the world’s greatest collections of bicycles. He lives in Vienna, Austria.
Paul Smith is a world-famous fashion designer and a passionate cyclist. He lives in England.