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Adrienne Salinger: In My Room: Teenagers in Their Bedrooms (First Printing) [SIGNED]

Publisher: San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1995
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft cover
ISBN: 0811807967
Condition: Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 106178

$250.00

Specifics

First edition, first printing. Signed on the title page by Salinger. Soft cover. Photographically illustrated laminated stiff wrappers with French folds (published only in wraps). Photographs, preface and text (from videotaped interviews) by Adrienne Salinger. Introduction by Tobias Wolff. Includes an Afterword ('where are they now') compiled by Salinger. 96 pp. with 43 four-color plates. 8-1/2 x 10 inches. Out of print. Very scarce.

Condition

Fine (from the artist's archive; may have slight surface wear to the covers, else As New).

Description

From the publisher: "As a haven from what is often the most painful and tumultuous period in a young person's life, the bedroom may be the only place teenagers can truly express themselves. Few teenagers welcome anyone in their bedroom, least of all adults. In In My Room: Teenagers in Their Bedrooms, photographer Adrienne Salinger has been allowed to enter the private lives of forty-three teens. Her images, taken over a two-year period, offer an intimate glimpse into these intimate escapes and the adolescents who have made them their own. Even small objects in each room reveal much about the hopes, fears, and dreams of each teen pictured: a poster of a heavy metal band on a wall, various religious icons arranged on a shelf, a well-worn stuffed animal on a bed. Salinger's interviews with her subjects accompany each photograph, illuminating the harsh realities of some of their lives. A far cry from two-dimensional caricatures on "Happy Days," several of these kids have already had to deal with drugs, pregnancy, physical abuse, racism, and death."