99th out of 132 books — 26 voters
by David Lynch
Twin Peaks creator David Lynch offers his many fans the chance to see the peculiar, private land of Lynch--sketches that led to many of his famous film images, short pieces of fiction, personal artwork, and photos of his unusual obsessions (spark plugs, dental surgery, bald women). 200 b/w illustrations. Two 16-page 4-color inserts.
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published December 28th 1994 by Hyperion Books
(first published December 1994)
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In 1990, David Lynch was cutting-edge. In 1994, when this book was published, David Lynch was an Artist. Now, this is just a catalog of the limited breadth of interests David Lynch maintains between smoking cigarettes and not making movies. Maybe we should have seen it as early as 1994, but between his LA noir pique and his sludgy painting, Lynch had 4 and 3/4 interesting things to say, and not much else.
Born in precisely the kind of small-town American setting so familiar from his films, David Lynch spent his childhood being shunted from one state to another as his research scientist father kept getting relocated. He attended various art schools, married, and fathered future director Jennifer Chambers Lynch shortly after he turned 21. That experience, plus attending art school in a particularly v...moreMore about David Lynch...