Cycling and Cinema by Bruce Bennett
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“The bicycle and the cinema are twins. They were born in the late nineteenth century and grew up together” 
—Paul Fournel.

In recounting the cinematic history of the bicycle, Bennett reminds us that this machine is not just a practical means of transport or a child's toy, but the vehicle for a wide range of meanings concerning individual identity, social class, nationhood and belonging, family, gender, and sexuality and pleasure. As this book shows, two hundred years on from its invention, the bicycle is a revolutionary technology that retains the power to transform the world.

Written by Bruce Bennett
Published by Goldsmiths Press April 16th 2019
Available for preorder from Waterstones or Goldsmiths Press.

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