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David Lynch: The Air is on Fire (Art) [Paperback]

David Lynch
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10 April 2007 Art
David Lynch is internationally renowned as a film director, however, his prolific visual art production has rarely been exhibited or reproduced. This book catalogues Lynch's astonishing range of artistic creations, which encompass a huge range of disciplines, from painting, photography and sculpture, to furniture, music and moving pictures. His artwork echoes his films in theme and aesthetic, but offers readers a fresh and more intimate glimpse into his personal universe.

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  • Paperback: 452 pages
  • Publisher: Fondation Cartier; Har/Com edition (10 April 2007)
  • Language: French
  • ISBN-10: 2742764968
  • ISBN-13: 978-2742764969
  • Product Dimensions: 28.2 x 23.4 x 3.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 671,047 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 19 April 2007
This book is more than an a exhibition catalogue. It is a work of art itself. The layout and design of the book are so well concidered. Different types of artwork are printed on different qualities of paper. There are 2 CD's that contain an interview with David Lynch. It is useful to browse through the book and listen to the interview at the same time as it constantly refers to pages in the book. This gives a great insight into the mind of David Lynch. Though it has to be said the interviewer is slightly annoying because she asks obvious questions and makes blatantly obvious mistakes - you will understand what I mean when listening to it.

This aside, I absolutely love this book. The artwork ranges from post-it note drawings to surrealist nude photographs and paintings interspersed with stills from all of his films. Totally wonderful and truly inspirational. David Lynch has to be a genius - surely?
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must-have for Lynch fans 17 May 2007
By Garmonbozia - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is beautiful, a large coffee table size book of color reproductions of Lynch's work. It includes an audio interview on two CDs. I just got the book today, so I have only skimmed it so far. It's similar to "Images" which has been out of print for years, and goes at auction for $100 to $300 when you can find it. I can't believe the low price on this wonderful book.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great book, must have 15 Sep 2007
By Librelita - Published on Amazon.com
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I always buy these great art books and never actually read them because they are so damn heavy and imposing. This one, though it is big and heavy (as art books should be) comes with two cds that have a recording of David Lynch being interviewed about almost every piece in the book. It's great to put the cd in and follow along in the book. The interview is interesting and intimate and I found the book and whole experience to be a deep well of creative inspiration I can keep on my bookshelf until I'm stuck again. Highly recommended.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The most comprehensive publication of Lynch's art available 5 Jan 2008
By J. Boles - Published on Amazon.com
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This is the book which got me into Lynch's art, and subsequently aided in opening the door to my own attempts at painting. It is also the most comprehensive collection of his prolific output, ranging from bizarre, colorful ink abstractions on loose paper to production design sketches for the baby in "Eraserhead." Along the way, you also get film stills from the avant-garde director's movies; an amazing interview (text as well as spread out over two accompanying audio CD's)with Lynch; a collection of his photography (ranging from industrial landscapes to nudes) and Photoshop distortion of nudes taken by Uwe Shield; and finally, numerous oil-on-canvas paintings. The paintings are the real highlight of the book, their dark backgrounds highlighting the nightmarish experiences of Lynch's bizarre stick-man characters. Very enjoyable though thoroughly creepy and unsettling, Lynch's art is like no other. By far the best available retrospective of his art, this book is highly recommended, as is the now out-of-print "Images."
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5.0 out of 5 stars Damn Fine! 6 Sep 2007
By Candy Colored Clown - Published on Amazon.com
The Air Is on Fire - This is a great collection of David Lynch's sketches, paintings, and photography. The collection spans his career with early works up until the present day Inland Empire. If any of you missed out on picking up a copy of "Images" before it went out of print like me, and didn't want to spend hundreds of dollars trying to pick up a copy, The Air Is on Fire is highly recommended! The prints of the art work are high quality and it even comes with a double disc CD of an interview with David Lynch discussing the many different sketches, paintings, and photos. So buy it, before this goes out of print and your screwed...again.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent visual insight 2 July 2007
By R. G. J. Donders - Published on Amazon.com
Unfortinately unable to go to Paris for his exhibition the catalogue on David Lynch'work is great in its different approaches to his art. I also find it excellent to not include any DVD's only spoken interview. Back to the roots of David as a painter. I bought it together with David Lynch Catching the big Fish, meditation, Consciousness and creativity. Very good mix!!! In that there are only texts with insights to his creative mind an process.
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