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Cyclepedia

A Tour of Iconic Bicycle Designs

Michael Embacher

£14.95

Now in a new and more accessible compact format, Cyclepedia is a cornucopia of all that bicycle design has to offer, the ultimate gift for cycling enthusiasts everywhere

Overview

Architect and designer Michael Embacher’s unique collection of more than 250 bicycles, the only one of its kind, was lovingly collected over many years and exhibited around the world. This new compact edition of Cyclepedia offers an expanded selection of Embacher’s finest, most unusual and most coveted pieces, despite the fact that the collection is no longer intact.

With a foreword by design guru Paul Smith and a history of bicycle design by Michael Zappe and Martin Strubreiter, this homage to the beauty of two wheels is a celebration of the fastest, lightest, most innovative – and most inventive – bicycles designed over the past century. This stunning, carefully curated selection features some of the rarest, most beautiful and most sought-after bicycles from around the world, including 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. With a redesigned layout that makes the most of Bernhard Angerer’s colourful photography, this edition features ten new bicycles from Embacher’s collection, including designs from Alex Singer, Alan, Textima and Puch.

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Further Details

Specifications

Format: PLC (no jacket)

Edition Type: Expanded Edition

Size: 15.8 x 20.6 cm

Extent: 304 pp

Illustrations: 482

Publication date: 24 January 2019

ISBN: 9780500293973

Contents List

Introduction by Michael Embacher • Foreword by Paul Smith • The Bicycles

About the Author

Michael Embacher, an architectural designer in Vienna, has amassed one of the most diverse bicycle collections in the world.

Paul Smith is one of the UK’s pre-eminent menswear and fashion designers, successfully exporting British style throughout the world. Despite his brand’s global presence, he remains actively involved in the business and has managed to retain the personal and unassuming touch for which he is admired and celebrated.

List of Contributors

Sir Paul Smith