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Levinthal, David

Overview
Works: 90 works in 195 publications in 4 languages and 3,835 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Juvenile works  Fiction  Humorous fiction  History  Exhibition, pictorial works  Art  Pictorial works  Catalogs  Bibliography‡vCatalogs 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Illustrator, Artist
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Who pushed Humpty Dumpty? : and other notorious nursery tale mysteries by David Levinthal( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 939 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 )

8 editions published between 1977 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blackface by David Levinthal( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tiré d'Amazon.com: "Of all of David Levinthal's previous series of photographs, none is more challenging and provocative than his Blackface series, created over the previous three years. Levinthal has used his toy collection to question national myths, our childhood dreams, and the stereotypes and misperceptions of race and cultural identity. In his blow-up images of miniature toys he has recreated scenes of racism, genocide, and sexual fantasies. This series explores the blackface myth embodied in "black memorabilia", household objects infused with African-American stereotypes. Perhaps the artist's most important works, these images make the blackface myth speak to us directly, without an intermediary, and demand a response from us regardless of our race, age, or gender. Levinthal's Blackface images present a paradox ; one that pits the beauty of photographic representation against the racism underscored by these ignoble objects. Magnified with the 20 x 24 inch Polaroid camera, the Blackface pictures explore viewer subjectivity, and question the recent popularity of "black memorabilia" amongst the African-American intelligentsia and why the manufacture of these objects proliferated earlier in this century. The photographs are accompanied by an in-depth scholarly essay by noted writer, critic, and filmmaker Manthia Diawara, an expert on the representation of the African-American in film, photography, and popular media. This book promises to be make major contributions to contemporary African-American studies."
Mein Kampf by David Levinthal( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 191 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 84 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 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hitler moves east : a graphic chronicle, 1941-43 by David Levinthal( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 40 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
Sofort-Bild-Geschichten = Instant-imaging-stories : [Eileen Cowin, David Levinthal, William Wegman by Switzerland) Musée de l'Elysée (Lausanne( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in German and English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War games : David Levinthal by David Levinthal( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 21 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
Hitler moves east by David Levinthal( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interpreting the American Dream : James Casebere, David Levinthal, Richard Ross by James Casebere( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in German and English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The James Joyce collection of Alexander Neubauer( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Levinthal, work from 1975-1996 : essays and interview by David Levinthal( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History by David Levinthal( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographer David Levinthal's most recent series, History, is a culmination of his work over the last three-and-a-half decades. Like his previous bodies of work--the most well-known of which include Hitler Moves East (1975--77), Modern Romance (1984--86), The Wild West (1987--89), and Barbie (1998--99)--History speaks to the way in which popular imagery infiltrates memory, imagination, and identity. The exhibition at George Eastman House will be the first time that History is presented to the public. To make his work, Levinthal (American, b. 1949) begins by finding vintage figurines and play sets through his now long-established network of toy sellers and collectors, and then creates elaborate scenes based on events in history, especially as they are depicted in visual culture. Levinthal then photographs his scenes and creates large, history-painting-sized inkjet prints. The compositions are reminiscent of famous images from art history, television, and movies, but are not exact replicas. Instead, they are imaginative re-creations that paraphrase their source material. This increases the scenarios' semblance of realism, in that the viewer interprets them as moments near the time of the iconic pictures, but it also introduces a note of disjuncture to the scenes--George Eastman Museum
Strange genius by John Wood( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Levinthal HISTORY by David Hickey( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dark light : David Levinthal photographs, 1984-1994 by David Levinthal( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbie Millicent Roberts : an original by David Levinthal( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shown in breathtaking image after image - her hair, her accessories, her clothes styled to perfection, this is a Barbarie Spectacular on the eve of her fortieth birthday. The book is appealing to both adults and youth
Modern romance, David Levinthal by David Levinthal( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Mein KampfI.E.D. : war in Afghanistan and IraqBaseballHitler moves eastDavid Levinthal, work from 1975-1996 : essays and interviewBarbie Millicent Roberts : an originalBarbie Millicent Roberts : an original
Alternative Names
David Lawrence Levinthal

David Levinthal

David Levinthal Amerikaans fotograaf

David Levinthal fotógrafo estadounidense

David Levinthal photographe américain

Levinthal, David Lawrence 1949-

Дэвид Левинталь американский фотограф

Левинталь, Дэвид

לווינתל, דויד 1949-

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