Cyclepedia 90 Years of Modern Bicycle Design

Michael Embacher, Paul Smith

Description

Cyclepedia is a photographic homage to the beauty of two wheels as well as a celebration of the fastest, lightest, and most innovative bicycles designed over the past century. This book features highlights from the unique collection of architect and designer Michael Embacher’s more than 250 bicycles. This compact edition of Cyclepedia offers an expanded selection, including fifteen new bicycles from Embacher’s collection, among them designs from Alex Singer, Alan, Textima, and Puch.

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.

Contributors

Michael Embacher

Author

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

Foreword By

Paul Smith is a world-famous fashion designer and a passionate cyclist. He lives in England.