The Hot Rod World of Robt. Williams
Robt. Williams, Mike LaVellaISBN: 0760326606;
Robert Williams life and work have proven difficult to describe. Who better then, to put Williams into words and pictures than the man himselfas he does in this illustrated autobiography of his life in hot rods. Here, for the first time, Robert Williams presents his extraordinary body of work in the context of his hot rod background, in the process relating his impossibly wild formative years and his gradual establishment as one of Americas most influential underground artists. Born in 1943, and raised in Alabama and Albuquerque, Williams eventually gravitated to Southern California and the Chouinard Art Institute, but not before immersing himself in the countrys nascent youth culture of hot rods, rock n roll, and bowling alley rumbles. He recounts a boyhood spent at drive-in theaters and dirt tracks, honing a life and a style that had little to do with the world of square day jobs he entered after leaving Chouinard in 1963, when, through sheer happenstance, an unemployment agency...
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