The Architecture of David Lynch

November 1, 2020
The Architecture of David Lynch

From the Red Room in Twin Peaks to Club Silencio inMulholland Drive, the work of David Lynch contains some ofthe most remarkable spaces in contemporary culture. RichardMartin's compelling study is the first sustained criticalassessment of the role architecture and design play in Lynch'sfilms. Martin combines original research at Lynchian locations inLos Angeles, London and Lódz with insights from architectsincluding Adolf Loos, Le Corbusier and Jean Nouvel and urbantheorists such as Jane Jacobs and Edward Soja. In analyzing thetowns, cities, homes, roads and stages found in Lynch's work,Martin not only reveals their central importance for understandingthis controversial and distinctive film-maker, but also suggestshow Lynch's films can provide a deeper understanding of the placesand spaces in which we live.