Motorcycles : The Impossible Collection By Assouline
Motorcycles: The Impossible Collection is part of the Assouline Ultimate Collection, a homage to the art of luxury bookmaking. Each book is hand-bound using traditional techniques and is the perfect coffee table book for the person who appreciates the craftsmanship and history of motorcycles.
There’s an undeniable fascination with motorcycles—their speed, design, riders, and coolness factor, are all part of the magnetism. This exquisite deluxe volume, presented on cotton paper in a beautiful black rubber clamshell box with a cutout metal plate, is the newest addition to Assouline’s Impossible Collection series is a compendium of the 100 most exceptional bikes of the twentieth century—from the rare to the renowned—each one is unique. Some of these brilliant pieces of machinery include the stunning and one-of-a-kind BMW R7, the 1948 Vincent Series Rapide that Rollie Free shattered land speed record on, in nothing but a bathing suit, the iconic 1969 Easy Rider bike that Peter Fonda made famous, and the 1973 Harley-Davidson XR750, Evel Knievel’s bike of choice. Motorcycle aficionados, aesthetes, and enthusiasts alike will treasure this collector’s item.
Complimentary white gloves and signature canvas tote bag are included with each purchase from Assouline's Ultimate Collection.
Ian Barry is an award-winning artist and industrial designer. He is currently working on The Falcon Ten, a collection of ten unique motorcycles designed, engineered and built by Barry around ten iconic engines. The project explores the concept of the motorcycle, pursuing the highest level of design, craftsmanship, and performance by investigating the history, contemporary application, and latent potential of engineering. His work has been featured in The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Architectural Digest, CNBC, and GQ, among others.
Nicolas Stecher is a veteran automotive journalist, the former U.S. editor for award winning magazine Intersection, and one of the founding editors of DUB magazine. He is currently the Automotive Editor at Nylon Guys and contributes to Wired, AskMen, Popular Mechanics and Red Bulletin. He is also the Creative Director behind the culture site Lost In A Supermarket.
Released in August 2013
W 15.35 x L 18.5 x D 2.75 in
Hand-Bound Limited Edition in a Black Rubber Clamshell Case with Metal Plaque
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