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Levinthal, David

Overview
Works: 80 works in 147 publications in 4 languages and 3,629 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Exhibition catalogs  History  Art  Pictorial works  Exhibition, pictorial works  Interviews  Catalogs  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Illustrator, Artist
Classifications: PZ7.L57968, [E]
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Who pushed Humpty Dumpty? : and other notorious nursery tale mysteries by David Levinthal( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Police detective Binky investigates the theft of a golden goose, the poisoning of Snow White, and other fairy tale crimes
Hitler moves east : a graphic chronicle, 1941-43 by David Levinthal( Book )

9 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First published to little notice in 1977, Hitler Moves East is now widely regarded as a groundbreaking classic of modern photography... Using cheap, molded plastic toy soldiers and tanks, art school classmates Trudeau and Levinthal conceived a fascinating new narrative form, a "paper movie," at once deeply evocative and unabashedly fake. Combining selected archival materials with photographs of 1/35-scale toys placed in meticulously constructed miniature settings, the two artists conjured up an astonishing reimagining of World War II's most epic campaign -- the German invasion of the Soviet Union. Traveling precariously between fantasy and reality, Levinthal and Trudeau produced a work now recognized as both a sublime graphic manifesto and a powerful documentary of men at war"--Jacket
Blackface by David Levinthal( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mein Kampf by David Levinthal( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of soft-focus color photographs of toys staged to re-enact the Holocaust
I.E.D. : war in Afghanistan and Iraq by David Levinthal( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Dealing with war in any context is always a difficult, and often problematic venture. In I.E.D., acclaimed photographer David Levinthal uses toy soldiers and plastic Humvees to attempt to explore and understand the ongoing conflict in Iraq. Why simulate a war with toys when it is already so familiar to us through daily news broadcasts, and so well documented by photojournalists and soldier-generated cell-phone imagery? In part it is because this book is not just a re-creation of the war in Iraq; it is also a commentary about our society and how it is imaging and imagining a war through the use of such direct and immediate signifiers. Never before has there been an instance of such a massive production of toys directly related to a current and unresolved conflict. Levinthal has always viewed toys as both an abstraction and as a tool by which a society and a culture socializes itself. The choice of which and what kind of toys are created, how they are posed, and what they are attempting to represent reflects assumptions about a society's views. I.E.D. is an attempt to look at these questions using the canvas of the war in Iraq, and the new and frightening aspects of this conflict. The acronym I.E.D. (improvised explosive device), unknown to most until just a few years ago, is now a part of our daily vocabulary. By abstracting what is already distant and foreign, Levinthal brings a new perspective to the discourse about this war, going beyond reality to create a new and perhaps more immediate presence
Baseball by David Levinthal( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Plato's cave : Mac Adams, Ellen Brooks, James Casebere, Sarah Charlesworth, David Levinthal, Laurie Simmons, James Welling( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sofort-Bild-Geschichten = instant-imaging-stories, Österreichisches Eileen Cowin, David Levinthal, William Wegman by Switzerland) Musée de l'Elysée (Lausanne( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in German and English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War games : David Levinthal by David Levinthal( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"David Levinthal, a central figure in the history of American postmodern photography, stages uncanny tableaux for the camera, using collectible figures and constructed dioramas. This book, which accompanies the 2013 Corcoran Gallery of Art exhibition David Levinthal: War Games, features the artist's work about war, a subject he has addressed at intervals throughout his career. Levinthal's groundbreaking project Hitler Moves East (1975-77), a series of imagined scenes from World War II's Russian front, became a touchstone for a generation of conceptual artists beginning to produce fictional, mimetic scenes to be photographed. Wild West (1987-2012), perhaps his best-known body of work, stages vignettes from the American Indian Wars, filtered through the nostalgic mythos of Hollywood westerns. World of War (1991-95) revels in the artificiality of 1950s playsets, re-enacting moments from the American Revolutionary War, the Battle of the Alamo in the Texas Revolution, and the American Civil War. Mein Kampf (1993-94) luridly re-enacts Adolph Hitler's theatrical rallies as well as horrifying scenes from the Holocaust. The artist's recent project I.E.D. (2008) echoes contemporary embedded news imagery of U.S. military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan."--Page 2 of cover
Interpreting the American Dream : James Casebere, David Levinthal, Richard Ross / translated by Walter Schurenberg and Werner Rodlauer by James Casebere( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hitler moves east by David Levinthal( Book )

2 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in Undetermined and English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The James Joyce collection of Alexander Neubauer( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Work from 1975-1996 by David Levinthal( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strange genius( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Nibelungen : [Austellung] Wiener Staatsoper by David Levinthal( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and Multiple languages and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Levinthal HISTORY by David Hickey( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History by David Levinthal( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interpreting the American dream : James Casebere, David Levinthal, Richard Ross : Galerie Eugen Lendl, Graz( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Small wonder : worlds in a box by David Levinthal( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Small Wonder: Worlds in a Box, David Levinthal takes as his subject a remarkable series of 1950s playsets manufactured by master toymakers Louis Marx and T. Cohn. As a reflection of the obsessive play of the 1950s and the current nostalgia for such items, Levinthal's tabletop photography allows the reader a bird's-eye view of imaginary tableaux - Legionnaire Captain Gallant in the desert, Fort Apache and the Wild West, boy scouts camping in the woods, and travelers making a stop at a roadside Howard Johnson's. Playset vignettes are like stills from a movie of American popular culture's collective unconscious. In the book's introduction, David Corey explores the history of playsets and their effect on American children in the 1950s
 
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Alternative Names
David Levinthal

Левинталь, Дэвид

לווינתל, דויד 1949-

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BlackfaceMein KampfI.E.D. : war in Afghanistan and IraqBaseballHitler moves eastWork from 1975-1996Small wonder : worlds in a box