The Impossible Collection of Motorcycles
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"Racing is life. Anything before or after is just waiting."
- Steve McQueen
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 buta 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.
Ian Barry is an award-winning artist and industrial designer. He is currently working on The Falcon Ten, a collection often 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, andone of the founding editors of DUB magazine. He is currently the Automotive Editor at Nylon Magazine and contributes to Wired, AskMen, Popular Mechanics and Red Bulletin. He is also the Creative Director behind the culture site Lost In A Supermarket.
- By Ian Barry and Nicolas Stecher
- 14 x 17 in. – 35.5 x 42 cm
- 172 pages
- 150 illustrations
- Hand-crafted limited edition in a black rubber clamshell case with metal plaque
Complimentary white gloves and signature canvas tote bag are included with each purchase from Assouline's Ultimate Collection.
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