Art of the Chopper' is an appropriate title given the calibre of photography in this title. The pictures are very detailed and I find myself opening up the book time and time again to look at the bikes again, to see the features and smaller details you often miss when watching the builders and their bikes on TV.
I bought this book because I wanted to learn more about the various builders I'd seen on Discovery Channel's Biker Build-off show on TV. While there's not an expansive volume of text on each of the 20 builders featured, the content is excellent because it gives you an insight into the philosophies of the individual builder on choppers and biker culture. The couple of pages of text written for each builder are a good sample to see if any one of the builders strikes a chord with you, and you would like to learn more about a particular character. After reading Zimberoff's text on Billy Lane, I decided to buy Billy's book to read, which I was also very happy with. After reading both, at least for Billy Lane what's written in `Art of the Chopper' is a good reflection of the builders featured and a good way of learning more about the people you like to watch on TV.
Aside from the excellent photography, and good accompanying text, the finish and presentation of the `Art of the Chopper' is first class. The binding is strong, dust jacket is sturdy and everything speaks `quality', which is important for a book you'll look at and enjoy on a regular basis.
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