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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson (7 Mar 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500515581
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500515587
  • Product Dimensions: 27.5 x 2.5 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,118 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'A pictorial record of one man's bicycle obsession ... a wonderful thing ... a visual delight and a really fascinating read'
--Cyclorama

'A sumptuous visual anthology of bicycle design' --The Daily Telegraph

'An idiosyncratic collection ... enjoyable' --Cycle

'Stunning ... read this and you'll be on two wheels in no time' --Phoenix

'If you like poring over pictures of stunning bikes, your cravings may be temporarily satisfied with the publication of a photo-rich book that really should be sold in the proverbial brown paper' --Road.cc

'Will inspire, excite and leave you wanting about ten more bikes than you already own!'
--Cyclodelic

'From racing sleek to mountain tough, touring to tandem, urban folding chic to colourful cargo carriers, there's a two-wheeler for you in Cyclepedia.' --Saga Magazine

'This sumptuous photographic anthology of bicycle design is so drool-inducing it ought to be sold in brown paper' --The Independent

'Weird and wonderful, iconic and eccentric - Cyclepedia captures the most eye-catching bicycle designs of the past 90years with some superbly detailed photography' --Sport

'A simple, fun book for grown up kids on two wheels' --125 Magazine

'Anyone who respects the lore, history and beauty of bicycles needs a copy of this book'
--Time Out

`Frametastic...not just for the bike geek' --Wallpaper*

`An extraordinary read...arguably the most comprehensive and visually satisfying books of bicycle portraits ever published' --The Sunday Times [cycling blog]

`A lavish hymn to beauty, innovation and what the French call la fantaisie'
--The Independent

'Luscious' --London Cyclist

'Luxurious ... if you're not ashamed of high-end bike erotica, the book will not disappoint'
--Literary Review

'Lavish appreciation of almost a century of bicycle design ... includes enough lovingly shot images to please any adherent of two-wheeled transport, as well as lovers of expertly honed craftsmanship'
--The Sunday Telegraph

About the Author

Michael Embacher is a designer who lives in Vienna. He boasts one of the world's greatest collections of bicycles. Paul Smith is a world-famous designer and a passionate cyclist.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Trish on 13 May 2011
Format: Hardcover
Cyclepedia: A Tour of Iconic Bicycle Designs

Bought as a birthday gift for a bicycle fanatic it has been a huge success, giving hours of pleasure. (If a bit of a bore for the rest of us) I am told not only is it very informative but there is bike history to be enjoyed too.
I first saw it reviewed in a Sunday newspaper supplement. I ordered in a bit of a hurry but delivery was so speedy it arrived in good time for the birthday. Very well wrapped, so in perfect condition.
Although I only buy books from Amazon from time to time, when I have bought them they are always just how I expect them to be from the online description. So one can buy with a lot of confidence.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Medium Nib on 29 Mar 2011
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This is a beautifully produced book full of superbly photographed images of many fascinating and elegant engineering achievements and a tremendous bargain at the price. It's not a technical handbook by any means but there is sufficient information to fulfil its purpose.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By B. Smith on 30 Oct 2011
Format: Hardcover
bought this for someone with an interest in bikes, but all the family found something of interest. It would have been even better with some older cycles
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By Patsch on 5 Jun 2014
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This was a present for a friend who collects and loves bicycles. He was chuffed to get it and was thankful. He said it was great!
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Great Book and a Good present for Cyclists, Designers and Bike curious.

There is also an iPad app that brings the pictures to life in 3D.

Choose your technology .. just like the bikes included :-)
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A good book for anyone interested in bicycle design from its beginnings. I would have liked some more information on each model, however the photographs are excellent and worth a thousand words in themselves. Book is in very good condition, very good value for money. Item arrived promptly and was well packed. I would buy from this supplier again
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By Val on 3 Oct 2013
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Came in time and the condition of the item was good, the book was used but with minimal wear and tear. Happy about the purchase also cause the content is great, lots of very interesting old and new bike designs! I bought it as a present for a bike mechanic and he loved it!
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I gave this to a mate for a birthday present and he constantly raves how good it is - so I am vicariously going to give it 5 stars. He has recited information from it a few times and it has pride of place on his coffee table. All good signs.
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