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Paul Smith's Cycling Scrapbook Paperback – Illustrated, 23 May 2016
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Ultimately, this is not merely a book about one man's enthusiasm for a sport, but an insight into how the people, stories and imagery that fill this passion have influenced one of the most successful personalities in the design world.
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'A personal and highly visual journey connecting the designer's love of cycling
and design ... A wonderful coffee table book that pays homage to the style and
glory of the sport ' --Rapha
'This is a delightful potpourri of the past and present' --This England
'Big, often colourful, always varied' --Road.cc
From the Back Cover
Had it not been for a serious crash in his teens, the fashion designer and style icon Paul Smith might have pursued a career as a racing cyclist. His sporting ambitions cut short, after a six-month spell in hospital he opened a small boutique in Nottingham in 1970. Today Sir Paul Smith is one of the UK's leading designers, but he has never forgotten his love of cycling and has maintained a passion for the sport. In 2013 he was invited to design the legendary maglia rosa - the pink jersey worn by the leader of the Giro d'Italia - which was blessed by Pope Francis I and presented to the winner. This scrapbook showcases Paul's favourite people, races and places in the cycling world through the images and personalities that inspired him. From his collection of cycling jerseys and his extensive library of cycling publications of the 1950s and 1960s to the inspiration he found in early heroes such as Fausto Coppi and Jacques Anquetil, his collaborations with bike-makers (Mercian, Condor, Gary Fisher and Pinarello) and his friendships with contemporary stars of the road and track, including David Millar, Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish, this is a personal and highly visual journey that connects Smith's love of cycling with his love of design. Ultimately, this is not merely a book about one man's enthusiasm for a sport, but an insight into how the people, stories and imagery that have profoundly influenced one of the most successful personalities in the design world.
- Publisher : Thames and Hudson Ltd; 1st edition (23 May 2016)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 256 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0500292361
- ISBN-13 : 978-0500292365
- Dimensions : 24.13 x 2.54 x 34.04 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 282,036 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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