Fifty Bicycles That Changed the World: Design Museum Fifty

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Octopus, Sep 2, 2013 - Design - 112 pages
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The Design Museum brings you fifty bicycles that changed the world we live in!

The bicycle is the world's most popular form of transport. From the penny-farthing, the Dandy-horse and the Velocipede the design of the bicycle has evolved over the decades both in terms of style and technology. From high-performance cycles to practical run-arounds, conceptual bikes to commercial models, Alex Newson explores the 50 most important, pivotal bicycles from around the world.

The bicycle is the world's most popular form of transport. From the penny-farthing, the Dandy-horse and the Velocipede the design of the bicycle has evolved over the decades both in terms of style and technology. From high-performance cycles to practical run-arounds, conceptual bikes to commercial models, here are the 50 most important, pivotal bicycles from around the world.

Contents Includes...

Laufmaschine c.1817

Velocipede c.1863

Safety Bicycle c.1880

The tandem 1898

The cargo bike 1900s

BSA 3-Speed Hub 1930-40

Flying Pigeon PA-02 c.1950

PARIS Galibier c.1947

Raleigh Chopper 1969

Dawes Galaxy 1971

Avatar 2000 1980

AM series Moulton Bicycle 1983

STRiDA 1985

Kestrel 4000 1986

'Old Faithful' 1993

Airnimal Chameleon c.2000

Bianchi Pista Chrome 2007

EADS Airebike 2011

Faraday Porteur 2013

...And Much More!

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User Review  - Andrew Doran - Goodreads

A very short book with good general insights. I now understand why people would want to own more than one bike! Read full review

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User Review  - Jake Johnson - Goodreads

Lots of cool pictures and it's fun to see the evolution of bikes over time. Read full review

About the author (2013)

Alex Newson is a curator at the Design Museum in London - and a passionate cyclist. He has worked with a number of cycling's most celebrated names and manufacturers including Chris Boardman, Bob Haro, Graeme Obree, Team Sky, Pinarello, Santa Cruz and Felt.

The Design Museum's mission is to celebrate, entertain, and inform. It is the world's leading museum devoted to contemporary design in every form from furniture to graphics, and architecture to industrial design. It is working to place design at the centre of contemporary culture and demonstrates both the richness of the creativity to be found in all forms of design, and its importance.

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