The Art of the Motorcycle (Guggenheim Museum Publications)


The Art of the Motorcycle (Guggenheim Museum Publications) by Solomon R Guggenheim Museum at SADC Network. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. 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. The Art of the Motorcycle begins with a serious preface by Guggenheim director Thomas Krens, who calls the motorcycle ''a quintessential


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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. The Art of the Motorcycle begins with a serious preface by Guggenheim director Thomas Krens, who calls the motorcycle "a quintessential symbol of the insecurity and optimism of our time." At 411 pages long (an ll-page, single-spaced bibliography of motorcycle books carries it over the top), it is a hefty compendium of motorcycle history, culture, design, and science. While the essays range from treatises to such fun stuff as "Bikes were always work for me," a long poem by Dennis Hopper, this thoroughgoing tome is above all a meticulous catalogue of the 96 motorcycles exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum during the summer of 1998, with details about engine design as well as esthetics. "Another significant innovation is the machine's throttle-controlled oiler," we read of the 1911 electric-orange Flying Merkel Model V. "Lubrication was a continuing problem in the early days ... but Merkel's system ... preceded by nearly two decades both Indian's as well as Harley-Davidson's adoption of this feature." The bikes are documented with crystal-clear photographs in this precision-built book. --Peggy Moorman

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Brand:
Solomon R Guggenheim Museum
Manufacturer:
Solomon R Guggenheim Museum
Category:
Catalogs & Directories
EAN:
9780810969124
ISBN:
0810969122
Edition:
F First Edition
Author:
Thomas Krens
Publisher:
Solomon R Guggenheim Museum
Creator:
Matthew Drutt
Publication Date:
1998-09-01
Binding:
Hardcover
Item Weight:
7.15 pounds
Item Size:
1.75 x 12.5 x 10.5 inches
Package Weight:
7.1 pounds
Package Size:
10.2 x 1.7 x 12.1 inches

 


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