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Fifty Bicycles That Changed the World

Design Museum Fifty

By Alex Newson

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One of two new titles in the Design Museum Fifty series published in conjunction with London's prestigious Design Museum.

One of two new titles in the Design Museum Fifty series published in conjunction with London's prestigious Design Museum.

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!

Biographical Notes

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.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781840916300
  • Publication date: 02 Sep 2013
  • Page count: 112
  • Imprint: Conran
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