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Hitler Moves East: A Graphic Chronicle, 1941-43

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“A serious chronicle of war and a sympathetic—even moving—portrayal of the soldier’s hopeless stoicism. " — New York Times

First published to little notice in 1977, Hitler Moves East is now widely regarded as a groundbreaking classic of modern photography. In this elegant, large-format limited edition, David Levinthal and Garry Trudeau’s seminal book is finally being presented at a scale that does full justice...

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Overview

“A serious chronicle of war and a sympathetic—even moving—portrayal of the soldier’s hopeless stoicism. " — New York Times

First published to little notice in 1977, Hitler Moves East is now widely regarded as a groundbreaking classic of modern photography. In this elegant, large-format limited edition, David Levinthal and Garry Trudeau’s seminal book is finally being presented at a scale that does full justice to their haunting vision of war.

As the New York Times pointed out ten years after publication, “Levinthal’s war pictures are radically new," and indeed they were.  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.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This is a weird one. Yale School of Design classmates Levinthal and Trudeau (yeah, the Doonesbury guy) recreated the German army’s invasion of Russia using toy solders and model tanks, planes, jeeps, etc. They photographed their subjects close-up using medium-format and 35mm cameras with lenses wide open to attain the narrowest depth-of-field possible so little actually was in focus. The grainy, monochrome prints were sepia toned to give them an antique appearance. The 1977 book garnered some attention in photography circles but otherwise went unnoticed. Each chapter includes introductory text by Trudeau and quotes from German and Russian officers. This edition reprints the original in a large-format volume with numerous full-spread photographs.

(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449428594
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/19/2013
  • Edition description: Deluxe
  • Pages: 104
  • Product dimensions: 11.10 (w) x 14.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

G. B. Trudeau has been drawing his Pulitzer Prize-winning comic strip for more than forty years. In addition to cartooning, Trudeau has worked in theater, film, and television. He also has been a contributing columnist for the New York Times op-ed page and later an essayist for Time magazine. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. He lives in New York City with his wife, Jane Pauley. They have three grown children.

Trudeau maintains a vivid online presence at www.doonesbury.com and offers deployed troops a forum via his milblog The Sandbox.

Online:
www.doonesbury.com

 

Writing in the New York Times, Charles Hagen said that, "What distinguishes Mr. Levinthal's work is his interest in emotionally charged historical material. But the real force of his images comes not from his choice of subjects but from the way he tells their stories." Levinthal is the co-author, with Garry Trudeau, of Hitler Moves East, originally published in 1977. Dark Light, a ten-year survey exhibition of his work, was organized in 1994 by The Photographers' Gallery in London, and traveled throughout the United Kingdom. In 1997 the International Center of Photography in New York presented the first retrospective “David Levinthal Work from 1977 to 1996”. He has received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship. His work is included in numerous museum collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum, and The Menil Collection.

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