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

By Jan Heine

The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles is a party of the layout background and craftsmanship in the back of this straightforward yet effective two-wheeled motor vehicle. that includes fifty vintage types outfitted by way of hand, this booklet unveils the bicycle’s technical evolution inside of a old context. fantastically specific are early-twentieth-century versions with multi-gear structures, mid-century machines the place warfare and postwar financial system challenged craft and software, in addition to smooth and modern bicycles. Featured artisans and types comprise los angeles Gauloise, Reyhand, Schulz, Barra, Alex Singer, and René Herse. With extraordinary full-color photos of every version and chronological textual content detailing the craftsmanship that went into generating those based machines, this booklet will entice bicycle fans and to an individual drawn to layout.

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