Publisher: Santa Fe, New Mexico: Twin Palms Publishers, 1996
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 100376
First edition, first printing. Limited edition of 100 numbered copies (this being #44/100), signed by Levinthal, in a clamshell box, with an original silver dye bleach print (dye destruction print, Cibachrome) by the artist (paper size 10 x 8 inches; image size 9-7/8 x 7-7/8 inches), also numbered and signed by Levinthal. Hardcover. Cloth, with tipped-in plate and debossed title on spine, no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by David Levinthal. Texts by cartoonist Garry Trudeau, essayist Roger Rosenblatt, and Holocaust historian James Young. 88 pp. with 59 four-color plates. 13-1/4 x 11-1/4 inches.
New in publisher's original packaging (book, print and clamshell box all in flawless, pristine condition).
From the publisher: "Since his first publication in 1977, Hitler Moves East, photographer David Levinthal has explored a panoply of compelling issues in representation. Using toy soldiers, dolls, and other figurines, Levinthal, in Mein Kampf has created dramatic tableaux which engage the narrative of Hitler's rise to power and the Nazi campaign to wipe out the Jews and other marginal groups of people. Although miniature in scale, Levinthal's Storm Troopers, concentration camps guards and Hitler's complicit phalanx assume monumental proportions photographed with the Polaroid 20 x 24" studio camera. Shot against flaming red skies, and cold, steel-blue interiors, the spectacle of military pageantry and the senseless slaughter of men, women, and children converge in a disturbing critique of collective memory."