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by Jean-Pierre Praderes,Jan Heine


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Jean-Pierre Pradères is a freelance photographer whose . This book is an important contribution to the history of bicycles. A more appropriate title might have been, "The Golden Age of Handbuilt Touring Bicycles".

Jean-Pierre Pradères is a freelance photographer whose award-winning work has been featured in numerous magazines and books, including The Art of the Motorcycle. A quick survey reveals that 50 of the 50 bicycles featured have fenders - 46 have luggage racks and 45 are equipped with lights/generators. Just so you know what you are getting.

Jan Heine, Jean-Pierre Praderes (Photographer). The book is really a kind of contemplation on the intrinsic elements that comprise what we consider the classic Bicycle. Lists with This Book. Surprisingly few departures from the basic necessities: a robust drive system that converts human effort & guidance into travel. Simple curved fenders, to keep the puddles where they belong.

by Jan Heine (text) & Jean-Pierre Pradères (photos). Considering that the book spans almost 100 years of bicycles the words Golden Age in the title seem a bit ambiguous unless the author means to say that, indeed, the entire era qualifies as such

by Jan Heine (text) & Jean-Pierre Pradères (photos). Considering that the book spans almost 100 years of bicycles the words Golden Age in the title seem a bit ambiguous unless the author means to say that, indeed, the entire era qualifies as such. Certainly today is, or is once more, a Golden Age, marked by a resurgence in the US of the sort of high-end handcrafted bikes this book showcases. If you don’t already know it, check out the North American Handmade Bicycle Show to see what all is going on nowadays.

Written by Jan Heine, Photographed by Jean-Pierre Praderes . The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles is a celebration of the design history and craftsmanship behind this simple but efficient two-wheeled vehicle. Jean-Pierre Pradères is a freelance photographer whose award-winning work has been featured in numerous magazines and books, including The Art of the Motorcycle. Publish Date: February 17, 2015.

Jean-Pierre Praderes. Photographer: Jean-Pierre Praderes. Subject: Sports and Fitness-Bicycling General.

The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles is a celebration of the design history and craftsmanship behind this simple but efficient two-wheeled vehicle. Featuring fifty classic models built by hand, this book unveils the bicycles technical evolution within a historical context. Beautifully detailed are ury models with multi-gear systems, mid-century machines where war and postwar economy challenged craft and utility, as well as modern and contemporary bicycles. Jean-Pierre Praderes. Нет оценок или отзывов. Напишите отзыв первым. Наиболее популярные в Научная литература.

Age of Handbuilt Bicycles: Craftsmanship, Elegance and Function (Hardback). Jan Heine (author), Jean-Pierre Praderes (author). Featuring fifty classic models built by hand, this book unveils the bicycle's technical evolution within a historical context

The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles: Craftsmanship, Elegance and Function (Hardback). Featuring fifty classic models built by hand, this book unveils the bicycle's technical evolution within a historical context. Beautifully detailed are ury models with multi-gear systems, mid-century machines where war and post-war economy challenged craft and utility, as well as modern and contemporary bicycles. Featured artisans and brands include La Gauloise, Reyhand, Schulz, Barra, Alex Singer, and Rene Herse.

Jean-Pierre Praderes, Jan Heine. Place of Publication. Jean-Pierre Praderes is a freelance photographer, whose award-winning work has been featured in numerous magazines and books, including The Art of the Motorcycle. Country of Publication. General Sport & Fitness Training.

With lavish color photography, The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles .

With lavish color photography, The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles charts the development of these machines from the early 1900s through the present day. The 50 classic bicycles in this book display amazing craftsmanship, elegance and function. Each brought innovations that continue to be used today. Additional historic photos show the bikes in competition and with their original owners. Insightful descriptions set the scene for each bicycle and explain its details. Jean-Pierre Pradères’ photography has been published in many magazines and books, including the Guggenheim Museum’s The Art of the Motorcycle.

Jan Heine, Jean-Pierre Praderes. Featured artisans and brands include La Gauloise, Reyhand, Schulz, Barra, Alex.

The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles is a celebration of the design history and craftsmanship behind this simple but efficient two-wheeled vehicle. Featuring fifty classic models built by hand, this book unveils the bicycle’s technical evolution within a historical context. Beautifully detailed are early-twentieth-century models with multi-gear systems, mid-century machines where war and postwar economy challenged craft and utility, as well as modern and contemporary bicycles. Featured artisans and brands include La Gauloise, Reyhand, Schulz, Barra, Alex Singer, and René Herse. With brilliant full-color images of each model and chronological text detailing the craftsmanship that went into producing these elegant machines, this book will appeal to bicycle enthusiasts and to anyone interested in design.

Comments: (7)

Leceri
This book is an important contribution to the history of bicycles. A more appropriate title might have been, "The Golden Age of Handbuilt Touring Bicycles". A quick survey reveals that 50 of the 50 bicycles featured have fenders - 46 have luggage racks and 45 are equipped with lights/generators. Just so you know what you are getting.

The machines featured are wonders of imagination - starships of their day: the lavish craftsmanship is unsurpassed. Many of these bikes are turned out in all chrome.

Kudos to Jan Heine, the author, for the vision to produce this book. The text is crisp and insightful - obviously the product of years of research, uh. . . strike research, insert obsession!

Kudos also to Jean-Pierre Praderes. This is a doctoral thesis on how to photograph bicycles - a perfect mix of full view shots and fascinating detail.

If you are a road bike nut, such as myself, you may want to buy Jan Heine's new book, "The Competition Bicycle. It will pop up with a title search on e-bay. I do not have this book yet, but, will order it based on the quality of the one reviewed here.

Such a glowing review may leave you wondering if I have some financial interest in this endeavor. No, I am just an avid reader and bicycle enthusiast who wants to share a wonderful find with other bike advocates.

Seldon Bradley
Indianapolis, IN
betelgeuze
Beautiful book with many unique and rare bicycles. A must get for the cyclist into retro styled bicycles and certainly for those into handmade bicycles, frame building, touring and randonneuring. The book highlights handmade bikes by Rene herse, Alex singer, and others small builders from the 1910's to relatively recent. The focus is exclusively on touring, randonneuring and porteur bikes from French builders. The craftsmanship exhibited by bikes is simply stunning. There are no geometry pictures but that can be found on Google easily.
SlingFire
My step dad is old school and he loved this book about beautiful old bikes. Amazing photos and info!
ℓo√ﻉ
This book was purchased for my husband as a birthday gift. He had been wanting it for a long time. I was torn between the earlier edition, especially those with Jan Heine's signature (ooooo!) but, I decided to stick with a newer edition. I'm glad I did. He enjoys leafing through this book in the evening, along with other publications by Mr. Heine and other such related bike-nerd paraphernalia. :-)
Nern
A fantastic book, I can't recommend enough how good it is. Lots of great photos of some of the most amazing bicycles ever made.
nadness
For the person who likes to view a little history of bicycles over time. A time when bicycles were hand built with love and pride. Something that seems to have gotten misplaced somewhere...
Whitebinder
These are too few for us to own one but we can, at least, we can see pictures of what men made in small shops. Works of art are not wasted on we poor Joe-Six-Pacts who love old bikes.
If you are familiar with Jan Heine's magazine, Bicycle Quarterly, you know what you are getting. This beautiful book showcases the best of the French Constructeurs and their most exemplary bicycles. Lots of surprising innovations, as well as a look into the history of cuclotouring and randonneuring. Be aware it only covers this range, and as such, the title may be a little misleading. It's the Golden Age of FRENCH bicycles.
The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles: Craftsmanship, Elegance, and Function download epub
Individual Sports
Author: Jean-Pierre Praderes,Jan Heine
ISBN: 0847830942
Category: Sports & Outdoors
Subcategory: Individual Sports
Language: English
Publisher: Rizzoli (March 24, 2009)
Pages: 168 pages