The Resource I.E.D. : war in Afghanistan and Iraq, by David Levinthal ; text edited by David Stanford

I.E.D. : war in Afghanistan and Iraq, by David Levinthal ; text edited by David Stanford

Label
I.E.D. : war in Afghanistan and Iraq
Title
I.E.D.
Title remainder
war in Afghanistan and Iraq
Statement of responsibility
by David Levinthal ; text edited by David Stanford
Title variation
  • IED
  • Improvised explosive device
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Levinthal, David
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
TR683.5
LC item number
.L55 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Iraq War (2003-2011)
  • Photography, Table-top
  • Photography, Artistic
  • War in art
  • Military miniatures
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Military miniatures
  • Photography, Artistic
  • Photography, Table-top
  • War in art
  • Iraq
Label
I.E.D. : war in Afghanistan and Iraq, by David Levinthal ; text edited by David Stanford
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 93)
Contents
Introduction / Oscar Mike -- ROE -- Boots on the ground -- 2300 Zulu -- IED -- Embrace the suck
Dimensions
29 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
95 p.
Isbn
9781576874882
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2009075055
Other physical details
chiefly col. ill., col. map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)268786472
  • (OCoLC)ocn268786472
Label
I.E.D. : war in Afghanistan and Iraq, by David Levinthal ; text edited by David Stanford
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 93)
Contents
Introduction / Oscar Mike -- ROE -- Boots on the ground -- 2300 Zulu -- IED -- Embrace the suck
Dimensions
29 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
95 p.
Isbn
9781576874882
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2009075055
Other physical details
chiefly col. ill., col. map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)268786472
  • (OCoLC)ocn268786472

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