George Stow's History Paintings of the San
ISBN10: 0821418696 ISBN13: 9780821418697 Publisher: Ohio Univ Pr Published: Jan 13 2009 Pages: 218 Weight: 3.70lbs. Height: 10.00" Width: 11.25" Depth: 1.00" Edition: 1st Edition Language: English
George Stow was a Victorian man of many parts poet, historian, ethnographer, artist, cartographer, and prolific writer. A geologist by profession, he became acquainted, through his work in the field, with the extraordinary wealth of rock paintings in the caves and shelters of the South African interior. Enchanted and absorbed by them, Stow set out to create a record of this creative work of the people who had tracked and marked the South African landscape decades and centuries before him.
"Unconquerable Spirit "reveals the scope and the beauty of his labors. Stow s paintings are more than just copies of what he found on the rocks. They are interpretations of the art of the San, informed by his own understanding of a particularly turbulent time in South African history and his sense of the tragic demise of the San way of life. This book celebrates his pioneering achievement and reminds us, too, of the richness of the imaginative universe of the San."