Publisher: Washington, D.C. National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, in association with D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, New York, 1996
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft cover
Condition: Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 111814
First edition, first printing. Signed in black ink on the title page by Levinthal. Soft cover. Photographically illustrated laminated stiff wrappers (published only in wraps). Photographs by David Levinthal. Introduction by Merry A. Foresta and Steve Dietz. Essay by David Corey. 160 pp. with numerous four-color and black and white reproductions. 9-1/8 x 10-1/4 inches.
The fourth title in the series 'American Scene,' published by the National Museum of American Art. From the publisher: "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."