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The Bicycle Artisans

Will Jones

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A celebration of the creativity and craftsmanship behind 88 of the world’s most inventive makers of bicycles and their components

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Today’s cyclists are seeking increasingly custom-made bicycles as reflections of their personalities – whether a Danish-style cargo bike, a recumbent, a cyclocross trainer or a randonneur. Often working in tiny studios and workshops in hidden parts of our cities, the master craftsmen featured in these pages produce pieces that are highly personal and sought after and rarely seen.

Alphabetically presented, this richly illustrated guide to 88 of the most creative bicycle makers working today includes established names such as Achielle, Cielo Cycles and Corima and new kids on the block such as Art and Industry, Bondi Beach Cruisers and Foffa, as well as product designers (Torkel Dohmers, Marc Newson).

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'An enthralling survey'
Daily Telegraph

'A visual feast for cycle fanatics'

'Amazing … bike porn … look on in awe'
Forever Sports

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Book Details

Format: PLC (no jacket)

Size: 25.0 x 19.5 cm

Extent: 288 pp

Illustrations: 617

Publication date: 7 April 2014

ISBN: 9780500517291

Contents List

Introduction • 88 profiles

About the Author

Will Jones is a journalist and writer specializing in architecture and design; his articles have appeared in the RIBA Journal, Financial Times and Blueprint. He is also the author of Architects’ Sketchbooks and Unbuilt Masterworks of the 21st Century, both published by Thames & Hudson.

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