The Art of the Motorcycle

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Harry N. Abrams, Mar 1, 2003 - Transportation - 450 pages
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This stunning book celebrates the motorcycle as one of the most compelling design achievements of the 20th century. Now affordably priced, this "classic vehicle" (MSNBC), with its gorgeous full-page and double-page photographs, is a must for motorcycle and design enthusiasts. Originally published to accompany the enormously popular Guggenheim Museum exhibition, the book includes entries on over 100 spectacular bikes (BMW, Ducatl, Harley-Davidson, Indian, Triumph) as well as essays on the motorcycle in film, fashion, lifestyle, and history by such life-long rebels as Hunter S. Thompson and Dennis Hopper. Among the gems selected on both technical and aesthetic grounds are the 1894 Hildebrand & Wolfmuller 1500cc; the pivotal BMW R32; the immensely popular 1950s Honda 50 Super Cub; the quintessentially American 1977 Harley-Davidson XLCR; and the Ducati 916, one of the most beautiful motorcycles ever produced. New to the paperback edition is a 16-page illustrated section featuring the magnificent motorcycles that were added to the exhibition when it traveled to the Guggenheim Las Vegas.

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Guggenheim Museum - Press Office - The Art of the Motorcycle
The Art of the Motorcycle premiered in New York at the Solomon R. ... The Art of the Motorcycle is curated by Thomas Krens, Director of the Solomon R. ...
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Whole Pop Magazine Online
It seems obvious that an exhibition like The Art of the Motorcycle at the Guggenheim challenges the conventional notion of the art museum by exploiting the ...
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Business Wire: Guggenheim Las Vegas Unveiled With `The Art of the ...
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he Art and Materials Science of190-mph Superbikes
venues to date, “The Art of the Motorcycle”. exhibition, produced by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City,. has been by far the museum’s most ...
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IJMS / coffeypacker / The Art of Motorcycle (Image) Maintenance
1998’s The Art of the Motorcycle exhibition drew the highest attendance any show ever had at the Guggenheim Museum of Art. It attracted 800000 visitors ...
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Steven L. Thompson - The Arts of the Motorcycle: Biology, Culture ...
The most striking recent evidence for this change in the perception and status of motorcycling was the 1998 exhibition The Art of the Motorcycle, ...
muse.jhu.edu/ journals/ technology_and_culture/ v041/ 41.1thompson.html

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He staged a show of Armani suits sponsored by Armani itself, while The Art of the Motorcycle was in part paid for by BMW. ...
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wonderspressreleases
The Art of the Motorcycle exhibition opened to eager motorcycle fans and faithful .... April 24- May 2 On exhibit in The Art of the Motorcycle galleries ...
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Artdaily.org - The First Art Newspaper on the Net
Mr. Krens has also expanded the Guggenheim programming into architecture and design with such landmark exhibitions as The Art of the Motorcycle (1998), ...
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Motorcycles and Art - Spring 2004
This approach was extremely successful for the curators of the Guggenheim’s 1998 exhibit, The Art of the Motorcycle, in which over a hundred years of ...
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About the author (2003)

Krens is director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.

Drutt-Asso. Curator for research, Guggenheim Museum.

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