The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles: Craftsmanship, Elegance, and Function

The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles: Craftsmanship, Elegance, and Function

Jan Heine


The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles is a party of the layout historical past and craftsmanship at the back of this easy yet effective two-wheeled automobile. that includes fifty vintage versions equipped by means of hand, this publication unveils the bicycle’s technical evolution inside a old context. superbly particular are early-twentieth-century types with multi-gear structures, mid-century machines the place conflict and postwar economic system challenged craft and software, in addition to glossy and modern bicycles. Featured artisans and types contain l. a. Gauloise, Reyhand, Schulz, Barra, Alex Singer, and René Herse. With terrific full-color photographs of every version and chronological textual content detailing the craftsmanship that went into generating those dependent machines, this e-book will attract bicycle fanatics and to an individual attracted to layout.

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