From the Red Room in Twin Peaks to Club Silencio in Mulholland Drive, the work of David Lynch contains some of the most remarkable spaces in contemporary culture. Richard Martin's compelling study is the first sustained critical assessment of the role architecture and design play in Lynch's films. Martin combines original research at Lynchian locations in Los Angeles, London and Lodz with insights from architects including Adolf Loos, Le Corbusier and Jean Nouvel and urban theorists such as Jane Jacobs and Edward Soja. In analyzing the towns, cities, homes, roads and stages found in Lynch's work, Martin not only reveals their central importance for understanding this controversial and distinctive film-maker,
but also suggests how Lynch's films can provide a deeper understanding of the places and spaces in which we live.
Richard Martin completed his PhD at Birkbeck, University of London, having previously worked at the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE). He has taught at Birkbeck, Middlesex University and Tate Modern.
Prologue: Three Journeys Introduction: Mapping the Lost Highway 1. Town and City 2. Home 3. Road 4. Stage 5. Room Acknowledgments Notes Image Credits Works Cited Index