Cyclepedia (Hardcover)

A Century of Iconic Bicycle Design

By Michael Embacher, Paul Smith (Foreword by)

Chronicle Books, 9781452101675, 224pp.

Publication Date: August 3, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (5/14/2019)
Cards (5/10/2016)
Hardcover (3/1/2011)

List Price: 35.00*
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For every way to ride, there s a bicycle to fit the need. An homage to the beauty of the bike, Cyclepedia showcases the innovations and legacies of bicycle design over the past century. Join longtime bike enthusiast and avid collector Michael Embacher for a tour of 100 bicycles, from the finest racing bikes and high-tech hybrids to the bizarrely specific (such as a bike designed to cycle on ice). Captivating photographs, detailed component lists, and anecdotal information illuminate the details that make each bicycle unique. Also including a foreword by cyclist and designer Paul Smith, Cyclepedia is the ultimate coffee-table book for devotees of the two-wheeled life.

About the Author

Michael Embacher is a designer who lives in Vienna. He boasts one of the world's greatest collections of bicycles.

Paul Smith is a world-famous designer and a passionate cyclist.

Praise For Cyclepedia: A Century of Iconic Bicycle Design

"Equal parts illuminating and aesthetically transfixing, Cyclepedia: A Century of Iconic Bicycle Design is bound to tickle your curiosity, quench your design eye, and make your hands itch for the handlebars." -BrainPickings

"From the sleek to the strange to the truly innovative, 100 detailed bike profiles will captivate cycle aficionados." - Fast Company

"Even if you've never picked up a surfboard, Ghost Wave will propel you to one of the most dramatic spots on Earth. "- Scientific America, Book Club selection