Easy Rider Road Book
A Tour through the Wild and Inspiring Side of Bicycle Culture
Cycling is not just a form of locomotion. Bike culture is in constant interaction with fashion, music, design, politics and urban planning. Cycling is a way of life and a form of protest. TheEasy Rider Road Book shows the wild, subversive side of cycling and the powerful bond it can create between people. It aims to inspire utopian thinking and show where the bike can take us. The pioneers of this new bike culture can be found in subcultures across the globe. In New York and Berlin, bike punks are building both fantastic and sustainable vehicles out of scrap metal and old bike frames. Riding a bike is a form of emancipation: When thousands of teenagers ride through London during BikeStormz, they are expressing their hope for a better future. Similarly, the Chilangos Lowbike Club’s Sunday rides through Mexico City are a symbol against violence. The bicycle is a promise of freedom. This book presents the bicycle as a vehicle for communal action that has the potential to change life in the city and, ultimately, the city itself.
Photos: Tod Seelie, Adam Corbett, Julie Glassberg, Christophe Gateau, Jeoffrey Guillemard
Edited byAnke Fesel und Chris Keller
Hatje Cantz Verlag, 192 Pages, 160 Ills., Hardcover, 40 Euro
Wild Years Revisited 1990–1996
Shortly after the Wall came down, subculture blossomed in the middle of Berlin. Featuring previously unknown images and commentary from key protagonists, this volume brings back to life an almost forgotten era while showing how Berlin’s Wonderland years made the city what it is today.
Photos by Ben de Biel, Hendrik Rauch, Philipp von Recklinghausen, Stefan Schilling, Hilmar Schmundt, Andreas Trogisch and Rolf Zöllner.
Buy the book: www.berlin-wonderland.de
Stories from the Wild Years 1990–Present
Berlin after reunification is no longer an island. Old structures are dissolving, leaving new spaces for improvisation and experiment. These in-depth photo essays and exclusive conversations tell groundbreaking as well as lesser-known, though no less extraordinary stories, bringing to life the city’s recent history.
Includes conversations with Klaus Biesenbach, Frank Castorf, Flake, Dimitri Hegemann, Judith Hermann, Robert Lippok, Sven Marquardt, Christiane Rösinger, OL, and Sasha Waltz. With photographs by Ben de Biel, Harald Hauswald, Ute Mahler, Hendrik Rauch, Philipp von Recklinghausen, Markus Werner, and Rolf Zöllner.
Buy the book: www.berlin-heartbeats.com