The Art of the Motorcycle

The Art of the Motorcycle

by Richard Pandiscio, Guggenheim Museum Staff
     
 
Capturing the spirit of the motorcycle and the passion and excitement it has aroused, this book brings together 100 spectacular motorcycles from the first — the 1885 Daimler Einspur — through the latest in cutting-edge concept bikes. This book is published in conjunction with a major exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. 600 illustrations, 400 in

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Capturing the spirit of the motorcycle and the passion and excitement it has aroused, this book brings together 100 spectacular motorcycles from the first — the 1885 Daimler Einspur — through the latest in cutting-edge concept bikes. This book is published in conjunction with a major exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. 600 illustrations, 400 in color.

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This magnificent book covers an exhibition that toured the Guggenheim Museums in New York and Bilbao and the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago in 1998/99. Based on their technical and aesthetic merits, more than 100 motorcycles were chosen for entry in this exhibit which spans the history of the motorcycle from the first production bike to 21st-century prototypes; each entry is accompanied by a detailed description. Essays by Dennis Hopper, Hunter S. Thompson and Ikuy Sato, among others, examine the motorcycle in film, fashion, popular culture and history, and explore our fascination with the two-wheeled machine. Beautiful photographs, many full page, enhance this volume which should please both motorcycle and design enthusiasts. Distributed by Abrams. Oversize: 10x12<"> Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810969124
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
02/15/1999
Pages:
427
Product dimensions:
10.47(w) x 12.44(h) x 1.69(d)

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