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Levitt, Helen

Works: 125 works in 325 publications in 4 languages and 5,780 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Portraits  Illustrated works  Documentary films  Exhibition catalogs  Nonfiction films  Photobooks  Short films  Experimental films  Silent films 
Roles: Author, Director, Illustrator, Photographer, Artist, Editor, Restager , Other
Classifications: TR659.8, 779.997471
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In the year of the pig by Emile De Antonio( Visual )

3 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary film, In the Year of the Pig (ITYOTP), tracing the history of Vietnam from the revolutionary war against France in the 1940s to the American bombings in the 1960s. The film begins with early biographical information on Hò̂ Chí Minh, the revolt in Saigon and the battle of Điện Biên Phủ. The film then explores American involvement in Vietnam prior to the deployment of American troops overseas. In particular, these segments focus on the 1956 elections resulting from the 1954 Geneva Peace Accords, the rise of the Ngô Đình Diệm regime, the American Friends of Vietnam (a United States group that supported the Saigon Regime), and the emergence of the National Liberation Front. ITYOTP details U.S. support for the Diem regime through Vice President Johnson's trip to Vietnam and speeches given by John Foster Dulles and other government officials. Turning to escalating tensions between the Diem regime and Vietnamese citizenry, the film depicts a Buddhist parade protesting Ngô Đình Nhu's Buddhist pagoda raids. The parade culminates in the self-immolation of monk Thích Quảng Đức, credited with catalyzing anti-Diem sentiment and leading to the 1963 coup resulting in his and Nhu's death. This part of the film also contains discussion of the battle of Xuân Lộc and the failure of the strategic hamlet program. ITYOTP then traces the escalation of U.S. involvement in Vietnam: the decision to send American troops abroad, war strategies, the ambiguous attacks on the U.S.S. Maddox and the C. Turner Joy at the Gulf of Tonkin, Operation Rolling Thunder, and Operation Cedar Falls. The film also explores anti-Vietnamese sentiment among American troops; anti-war sentiment among American academics, intellectuals, and spiritual leaders; citizen militias in Vietnam; and the organization of Vietnamese war tactics, including anti-aircraft fire. Combining archival footage, excerpts from Vietnamese propaganda films and original interviews, the film also includes images of "search and destroy" missions, bombings, arrests, torture, and American politicians. Interviewees include scholars and political figures such as Harry S. Ashmore, Daniel Berrigan, Joseph Buttinger, William R. Corson, Phillippe Devillers, David Halberstam, Roger Hillsman, Jean Lacouture, Kenneth P. Landon, Thruston B. Morton, Paul Mus, Charlton Osbourn, Harrison Salisbury, Ilya Todd, John Toller, David K. Tuck, David Werfel, and John White
In the street : chalk drawings and messages, New York City, 1938-1948 by Helen Levitt( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"All over the city on streets and walks and walls the children ... have established ancient, essential and ephemeral forms of art, have set forth in chalk and crayon the names and images of their pride, love, preying, scorn, desire. ... The Lady in this House is Nuts. ... Lois I have gone up the street. Don't forget to bring your skates. ... Ruby loves Max but Max hates Ruby. ... And drawings, all over, of ... ships, homes ... western heroes ... and monsters ... which each strong shower effaces."So wrote James Agee in 1939. He shared this fascination with children's street drawings and messages with his friend Helen Levitt. Here now are over one hundred of her photographs, made in the years between 1938 and 1948. Most of these pictures have never before been published. They have been selected and arranged by the photographer and carefully reproduced. Robert Coles has written especially for this book an essay on the imaginative live of children and of a time when ". . . children still had some visual independence, some keen-eyed interest in laying pictorial claim to the world around them. ... I have not seen scenes such as Helen Levitt offers in my wanderings through America's city streets twenty and thirty and forty years after these were taken. They offer, then, a look backward--though they are also timeless in certain aspects. For children will never really stop being tempted by their imaginative faculties to show and tell--to let others see what they find themselves conceiving in thought and fantasy and dream."
Helen Levitt by Sandra S Phillips( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helen Levitt : Mexico City by Helen Levitt( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For this book, she has reexamined old negatives and vintage prints and chosen sixty-seven pictures, most of which have never been exhibited or published before. They present a prophetic vision of a changing city, a vision that helps us decipher the Mexico City of today
A way of seeing; photographs of New York by Helen Levitt( Book )

7 editions published between 1935 and 1965 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the street( Visual )

16 editions published between 1940 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cinematic essay on life in a big-city neighborhood. This short, silent film with music in the background captures the image of urban human existance
Masterworks of American avant-garde experimental film, 1920-1970( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 37 restored avant-garde films from some of the most acclaimed names of American avant-garde filmmaking
The quiet one( Visual )

18 editions published between 1948 and 2007 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An award-winning documentary filmed on the streets of Harlem in the late 1940's which shows the devastating psychological effects of life in the ghetto on a ten year-old boy named Donald Peters. Abandoned by his parents, Donald lives a life of quiet despair until he is sent to Wiltwyck School for Boys for psychiatric care
Helen Levitt : color photographs by Helen Levitt( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographers on photographers / Michael L. Sand( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zeven bekende fotografen bespreken hun favorieten. Eve Arnold bespreekt Martine Franck; Richard Avedon bespreekt Amy Arbus; Harry Callahan bespreekt Emmet Gowin; Henri Cartier-Bresson bespreekt Ferdinando Scianna; Eikoh Hosoe bespreekt Antonio Turok; Helen Levitt bespreekt Bill Arnold; Inge Morath bespreekt Anthony Suau
Helen Levitt : Manhattan transit by Helen Levitt( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helen Levitt's pictures haunt like an intimate ghost - ever present, never forceful, curious, receptive. In 1938 Levitt accompanied Walker Evans on a number of trips when he photographed passengers on the New York subway and soon she was taking her own shots. More empathetic and informal with a camera, Levitt's finest photographs came from being present to the world, allowing herself to be seen as a fellow citizen, not as a photographer setting herself apart. The disarming ease of Levitt's pictures builds up, page after page, into an undeniably singular attitude to the medium and the world. It was around 1978 that Levitt made her return to the subway, a full four decades after that first foray. She seems to have picked up exactly where she had left off in 1938, but in general her photography was less restricted, more in keeping with her looser street photographs. By the 1970s, public behaviour on the subway was much less formal, there was "elbow room". This is the most comprehensive publication of Helen Levitt's photographs from the New York subway, many of which are published here for the first time
Helen Levitt by Helen Levitt( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the street( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An extension of the filmmakers' work on the documentary film The Quiet One which was concerned with the urban environment. this film is a revelation of random behavior filmed in a neighborhood in East Harlem New York during the 1940s. The images are selected to reveal the city street as "theater and battleground."
A way of seeing by Helen Levitt( Book )

16 editions published between 1900 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helen Levitt by Helen Levitt( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helen Levitt (1913-2009) numbers among the foremost exponents of street photography. As a passionate observer and chronicler of everyday street life in New York, she spent decades documenting residents of the city's poorer neighbourhoods such as Lower East Side and Harlem. Levitt's oeuvre stands out for her sense of dynamics and surrealistic sense of humour, and her employment of color photography was revolutionary: Levitt numbers among those photographers who pioneered and established color as a means of artistic expression. The book accompanying the retrospective of the Albertina Museum features around 130 of her iconic works. Many of these photos come from Helen Levitt's personal estate, and this exhibition represents their first-ever public showing. Exhibition: Albertina, Vienna, Austria (11.10.2018-27.01.2019)
End of an old song( Visual )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed in the mountains of North Carolina, this documentary revisits the region where English folklorist Cecil Sharp collected British ballads in the early 1900s. The film contrasts the nature of the ballad singers with the presence of the juke box: although the lyrical tradition is changed, the singing style continues. The film focuses on singer Dillard Chandler, presenting his feelings about work, farming and love - all of which he claims to have rejected
Helen Levitt : 1 diciembre 1994-8 enero 1995 by Helen Levitt( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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In the year of the pig
In the street : chalk drawings and messages, New York City, 1938-1948Helen Levitt : Mexico CityPhotographers on photographers / Michael L. SandHere and thereCrosstownSlide show : the color photographs of Helen LevittThe social scene : the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation photography collection at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Alternative Names
Helen Levitt

Helen Levitt Amerikaans fotografe (1913-2009)

Helen Levitt amerikansk fotograf

Helen Levitt fotógrafa estadounidense

Helen Levitt fotògrafa estatunidenca

Helen Levitt fotografa statunitense

Helen Levitt fotografe amerikane

Helen Levitt grianghrafadóir Meiriceánach

Helen Levitt photographe américaine

Helen Levitt US-amerikanische Fotografin und Filmemacherin

Levitt, Helen 1913-2009

Гелен Левітт

Левитт, Элен

הלן לוויט צלמת אמריקאית

לוויט, הלן

هلن لویت عکاس آمریکایی

हेलेन लेविट

ਹੇਲਨ ਲੇਵਿਟ


English (163)

German (27)

Spanish (14)

French (4)