Bespoke: The Handbuilt Bicycle
The publication presents the designs of six internationally renowned bicycle builders whose embrace of the tradition of working in metal brings striking innovation to their craft. Through their manipulation of steel, aluminum and titanium, the builders of Bespoke produce racing bicycles that speed champion athletes to victory, mountain and cyclocross bicycles built to negotiate vertiginous terrain, urban bicycles that stylishly convey commuters, and randonneur bicycles elegantly stripped down for epic journeys. Candid portraits including builder’s inspirations, working methods and bicycles, lavishly photographed in great detail, highlight this exhibition at New York’s Museum of Arts and Design. Bespoke offers a rich and intimate view of objects that sit squarely at the intersection of art, design, craft and performance.
With contributions by Michael Maharam and Sacha White (Vanilla Bicycles)
Photographs by D. James Dee
Includes bicycles by the following builders: Mike Flanigan (A.N.T), Jeff Jones, Dario Pegoretti, Richard Sachs, J. Peter Weigle
24 x 16.5 cm, 9 ½ x 6 ½ in, 128 pages, approx. 150 illustrations, softcover (2010)
ISBN 978-3-03778-204-0, e4 Foreword
10 The Soul of an Old Machine: A Conversation
18 Sacha White
46 Jeff Jones
58 Dario Pegoretti
74 Peter Weigle
90 Mike Flanigan
104 Richard Sachs
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