Wanderlust

Unterwegs auf legendären Wegen

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783899559118

Category:

Page: 254

View: 4499


The Ride

New Custom Motorcycles and Their Builders

Author: Paul D'Orléans

Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag

ISBN: 9783899554915

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

View: 2568

The motorcycle is back! Similar to the fresh contemporary scene that has established itself around bicycles in the last few years, the motorcycle is currently undergoing an aesthetic rebirth. A young subculture worldwide is discovering the motorcycle as an expression of its personality and creativity. The Ride explores motorcycle riding as it is meant to be: as a means of getting around with attitude, as an extension of one's own body, as an expression of personal freedom, but also as a significant challenge to technical expertise, craftsmanship, physics, discipline, and driving skill. In the motorcycle scene of 1960s Britain, it was frowned upon to drive a motorcycle as it was produced in a factory. Following in this historical tradition, The Ride focuses on those who are creating customized motorcycles that come as close to one's own vision of how pure riding should be as possible. For example, the creative young people who are buying old, wrecked bikes on eBay, removing everything but the motor and frame, and then rebuilding them in ways that are as radical and subversively creative as they are knowledgeable and respectful of tradition. The archetypes of the new motorcycles created in this way--classic board racers, bobbers, café racers, and choppers--may very well be 30-50 or even 80 years old, but what is made out of them is new, not retro. Decked out with state-of-the-art disk brakes, LED lights, gears, and drive components, these machines are more agile, faster, more radical, and therefore more fun than anything produced in the past. The Ride features transformations such as a boring plastic motorcycle made in Japan in the 1990s turned into a slick café racer with an Italian feel, a soulless neo-baroque machine turned into an in-your-face scrambler, or an old find from grandpa's barn turned into a absolutely comfort-free hardtail with the coolest of sounds. The book also presents small, local custom motorcycle workshops from around the globe that have established themselves with sought-after products that inspire other builders worldwide. It features extensive profiles of pioneers including Walt Siegl, Wrenchmonkees, DP Customs, Cole Foster, Deus, Shinya Kimura, Ian Barry, and Uwe Ehinger and their very different ideas of how a motorcycle should be. The unique bikes created in their garages--sometimes made-to-order, sometimes in a limited series--are often technically superior, better thought-out, and simply more radical than those produced by larger manufacturers who need to appeal to a broader audience. The spirit of this young motorcycle scene is reminiscent of that of current bike frame builders or even today's new food subculture. It's about making, transforming, or designing something with your own hands. In this case, something that will get a person from A to B, that makes noise, smells, vibrates, and comes to life. What could be more exciting, more analog, and more satisfying?

The Ride 2nd Gear

New Custom Motorcycles and Their Builders

Author: Robert Klanten,Chris Hunter,Maximilian Funk

Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV

ISBN: 9783899555899

Category: Mechanics (Persons)

Page: 352

View: 4135

The motorcycle is back and is here to stay. The custom motorcycle scene keeps on growing and exciting. There are more and better builders than ever, and the scene has become an integral part of motorcycle culture as well as youth culture. Builders are joining the custom ranks at a younger age and are creating bikes that are mind-blowingly innovative and always surprising. The aesthetic of these new custom bikes has evolved : 1960s café racers from the UK and the US continue to be relevant but builders are now going in new directions, getting their inspiration from 1990s skateboard and youth culture. Collectors are buying stunning art bikes from important builders, and big brands are using the custom scene as a hotbed for new ideas, borrowing some of their designs and striving to imitate the energy that oozes from the current custom scene's momentum. The Ride 2nd Gear documents custom trends and grasps the spirit of our times. The book will influence custom motorcycle builders and enthusiasts for years to come.

911

Author: Ulf Poschardt

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608105816

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

View: 9386

Der Porsche 911 ist ein einzigartiges Symbol für die grenzenlose Sehnsucht nach absoluter Überschreitung. Ulf Poschardt umkreist den 911er als Phänomen der Zeit-, Kultur-, Technik- und Designgeschichte und bekennt seine Liebe zur persönlichen Autonomie auf vier Rädern. Jerry Seinfeld fährt ihn, Boris Johnson bewundert ihn, Volker Schlöndorff hasst ihn und Andreas Baader hat ihn sogar gestohlen. Der Porsche 911 bewegt die Welt. In Deutschland von manchen als Bonzenschale verachtet, gilt er in den USA als Lieblingsauto des -linksliberalen Intellektuellen. Der 911er wurde nicht nur von einer der faszinierendsten und umstrittensten Unternehmerfamilien erfunden, er verfügt auch über eine unvergleichliche technische Genese. Zudem ist er ein glänzendes Beispiel einer Designtradition, die in »form follows function« kein modisches Dogma sieht, sondern Ausdruck schwäbischen Pragmatismus war. Ulf Poschardt legt den Porschefahrer auf die Couch und stellt fest, dass ein bisschen Narzissmus schon okay ist. In diesem Sinne: Nicht alle können und müssen Porsche fahren, aber das »Lebensgefühl 911er« als Geste der Freiheit und des Mutes, alles zu geben, ist für jeden da.

The Ride 2nd Gear Rebel Edition

New Custome Motorcycles and Their Builders

Author: R. Klanten,Chris Hunter,Maximilian Funk

Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV

ISBN: 9783899556360

Category: Motorcycles

Page: 352

View: 6914

Men and motorcycles: a story that has vacillated somewhere between cult and cliche for years. Custom bikes, in particular, have a history that is deeply rooted in the spirit of freedom and change of the 1960s, as well as man's primal urge to build something with his own hands--or, in this case, tools. The Ride 2nd Gear is a showcase of the power and beauty of these bikes. The Ride 2nd Gear presents a stunning selection of recent custom motorcycles, as well as the small, local workshops around the globe in which they are built. Hotbeds of creativity and craftsmanship, these workshops are mostly run by single individuals and attract a small yet devoted community of fans and fellow builders. The custom bike community as a whole is united by its passion for the ride--one so strong that it is now attracting a younger generation. Whether alone or in a group of like-minded friends, in a city or in the countryside, just for the weekend or embarking on a long-distance road trip, these drivers are actively sharing and celebrating pure riding pleasure on their own unique motorcycles that are lovingly crafted with time, dedication, and technical expertise. From limited series to one-offs, The Ride 2nd Gear features the brilliant results of this process. Its pages are filled with bikes that offer extraordinary design and driving experiences. In fact, established brands are now acting on trends set by the custom scene whose bikes are often more radical and sophisticated because more attention can be paid to detail and each new idea can be fine-tuned to perfection. Some models shown in The Ride 2nd Gear stem from or are based on classic bobbers and choppers, Italian-style racing machines, plastic Japanese motorcycles, and rare BMWs or Triumphs, which may very well be up to 80 years old. Others are art bikes made for show or futuristic visions inspired by the aesthetics of science fiction, fantasy, or anime. But whether they preserve or radically expand on traditional craftsmanship, these custom machines are more agile, faster, and therefore more fun than anything produced in the past. Journalist and custom motorcycle expert Chris Hunter co-edited both this book and our previous release The Ride. Born in England, Hunter now lives with his family in New Zealand, where he runs the motorcycle website Bike EXIF. It is now the world's most popular showcase of custom bikes with millions of pageviews every month and a passionate global following.

Der Captn on fire

die rührige Geschichte eines Großstadtkämpfers

Author: Dirk Pannhoff

Publisher: Dirk Pannhoff

ISBN: 3000204679

Category:

Page: 226

View: 9775


Wasserlandschaften

Planen, Bauen und Gestalten mit Wasser

Author: Herbert Dreiseitl,Dieter Grau

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3764378751

Category: Architecture

Page: 176

View: 1737

Nach Jahrzehnten der Verdrängung von Wasser aus dem Siedlungsraum ist dieses in den vergangenen Jahren verstärkt zum gestalterischen Thema geworden. Die Integration natürlicher Wasserläufe in die bebaute Umgebung, die Klimatisierung von Stadträumen durch Wasserskulpturen, aber auch die Schaffung von Ruhe- oder Erlebnisorten wie Brunnen und Bassins stoßen nicht nur bei Architekten und Stadtplanern auf Interesse, sondern werden auch in der Öffentlichkeit beachtet. Dieses Buch zeigt in thematischer Ordnung – von der großflächigen Landschaftsplanung über die Stadtraumgestaltung bis zum Kunstobjekt - die vielfältigen Möglichkeiten der kreativen Arbeit mit Wasser in der Stadt, Kunst, Landschaft und Architektur. Die dokumentierten Arbeiten umfassen u.a. die Freiraumgestaltung für den Dubai Business Park, eine Flussrenaturierung im Bishan Park in Singapur, die Freiraumplanung für eine neue Siedlung in Tianjin, China, die Planung des Telecom Park, Taipei sowie des Vuores Central Park in Tampere, Finnland, und die Stadtplatzgestaltung Civic Square Seattle. Herbert Dreiseitl, geboren 1955, ist Bildhauer, Wasserkünstler und Landschaftsarchitekt. Nach Bildhauerausbildung an der Hochschule für Gestaltung in Ulm und Architekturstudien gründete er 1980 Gründung das Atelier Dreiseitl in Überlingen/Bodensee. Zahlreiche Realisierungen im Bereich Stadthydrologie, Wassergestaltung, Freiraumplanung und Siedlungsentwässerung. Er hält weltweit Vorträge, und seine Arbeit wurde vielfach veröffentlicht. Dieter Grau, geboren 1963, Gärtner und Landschaftsarchitekt, arbeitet seit 1994 im Atelier Dreiseitl. Seit 1996 leitet er dort den Bereich Landschaftsarchitektur. Er ist weltweit mit Planungsprojekten beschäftigt und hält regelmäßig Fachvorträge.

Автопилот 12-2013-2013

Author: Редакция журнала Автопилот

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 5457731502

Category: Transportation

Page: N.A

View: 7165

Журнал для автомобилистов. Ежемесячно на страницах издания вы найдете новости зарубежного и российского авто-рынка, статьи об автомобильном образе жизни и мышления, материалы об удовольствии езды на больших скоростях, тест-драйвы новинок автопрома, рейтинг лучших автомобилей мира и интервью с персонами, которые не мыслят себя без гонок на своих автомобилях. А также ретро-рубрика «Машина времени» и авторские материалы лучших корреспондентов «Коммерсанта».