The Art of the Motorcycle

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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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New York 1998 Hardcover First edition New in new jacket ISBN: 0810969122. Exhibit Catalogue. [Folio] 440p. ill. (col_profusely _400+plates. Megola Sport 640 cc. on Front Cover. ... Triumph Hurrican 750cc. on Back Cover. ) biblio. New in dj protected against wear and tear in Brodart Archival. This museum exhibition catalogue is "the first ever for motorcycles." New in custom cut and fitted Brodart Archival Clear Mylar Dust Jacket. Read more Show Less

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Germany 1998 Hardcover First edition New in new jacket ISBN: 0810969122. Exhibit Catalogue. [Folio] 427p. ill. (400 b/w & col_plates and photos_Front Cover Art_Megola Sport ... 640cc; BackCoverArt_Triumph X75 Hurricane 750cc. ) biblio. Published in conjunction with the first museum exhibition of motorcycles ever, "The Art Of The Motorcycle: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, June 26-September 12, 1998." Brand New_Gift Quality in custom cut and fitted Brodart Archival Clear Mylar Dust Jacket. Read more Show Less

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Germany 1998 Hardcover First printing New in new jacket Exhibit Catalogue. ISBN: 0810969122. [4to] 427p. ill. (400+ b/w & col_plates and photos. Front Dustjacket Art_Kreidler ... Floret 49cc. Back Dustjacket Art_Triumph X75 Hurricane 750cc. ) biblio. BMW Logo appears in the lower right hand corner of the Front Dustjacket. BMW underwrote the Guggenheim Art of the Motorcycle Exhibit, the first museum exhibition of motorcyles ever! A very scarce copy of the first Art Exhibit Catalogue featuring motorcycles as subject matter. New in Publisher's Shrinkwrap. Read more Show Less

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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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810969124
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/15/1999
  • Pages: 427
  • Product dimensions: 10.47 (w) x 12.44 (h) x 1.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Issues in the Evolution of the Motorcycle 24
Cycles of Paradox 32
Song of the Sausage Creature 44
The Art of the Motorcycle: Outlaws, Animals, and Sex Machines 48
Bikes were always work for me 60
Freedom or Death: Notes on the Motorcycle in Film and Video 68
Bosozoku (motorcycle gangs) 82
To the Edge: Motorcycles and Danger 90
Inventing the Motorcycle: 1868-1919 96
The Machine Age: 1922-1929 134
New World Orders: 1930-1944 162
Freedom and Postwar Mobility: 1946-1958 206
Popular Culture/Counterculture: 1960-1969 256
Getting Away from It All: 1969-1978 298
The Consumer Years: 1982-1989 342
Retro/Revolutionary: 1993-1998 368
Bibliography 398
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