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Fifty Bicycles That Changed the World

Design Museum Fifty

By Alex Newson

  • Paperback
  • £12.99

Discover the most iconic bicycles of recent history with this beautiful and informative book from the prestigious Design Museum.

Discover the most iconic bicycles of recent history with this beautiful and informative book from the prestigious Design Museum.

The bicycle is the world's most popular form of transport, and its design 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, the bicycle means different things to different people, from a means of transportation to a hobby, a way of keeping fit or for competitive sport.

In this book, the Design Museum explores the fifty most innovative and influential bicycles in the world, from the very first Laufmaschine of the early 19th century to the Team GB track bike used by Chris Hoy at the London 2012 Olympics. With stunning photography selected by the Design Museum, Fifty Bicycles That Changed the World is the perfect gift for cycling aficionados and design enthusiasts of all ages.

Biographical Notes

Alex Newson is a curator at the Design Museum in London and a keen cycling enthusiast. He has worked with a number of cycling's most celebrated names and manufacturers, including Chris Boardman, Bob Haro, Graeme Obree, Team Sky, Pinarello, Colnago, Trek, 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: 9781840917369
  • Publication date: 09 Feb 2017
  • Page count: 112
  • Imprint: Conran
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