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Polly Borland: The Babies

Publisher: New York: powerHouse Cultural Entertainment, 2001
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 1576870839
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 100639



First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Photographically illustrated laminated paper-covered boards, no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Polly Borland. Introduction by Mark Holborn. Essay by Susan Sontag. Includes a list of plates and Afterword by Polly Borland. Unpaginated with 95 four-color plates. 9-5/8 x 10-1/2 inches.


New in publisher's shrink-wrap.


From Susan Sontag's Essay: "[T]his is particularly gifted, authoritative, intelligent work. Borland's pictures seem very knowing, compassionate; and too close, too familiar, to suggest common or mere curiosity." From the publisher: "Photographer Polly Borland compassionately explores the little understood world of infantilism, artfully framing the inner lives of Adult Babies alongside their outer manifestations. Many of these men, who function in society as truck drivers, accountants, and teachers, perhaps suffered as children and were left obsessed with the warmth and care experienced by other infants and toddlers. So they dress up in adult-sized baby clothes, powder their bottoms, what babies do, sometimes attempting to recreate that lost attachment, and sometimes to get aroused."