Browsing Category Rock Paintings/ Bushman art

Bank (A.) ed. KRONOS 31, journal of Cape history, November 2005
288 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2005. R190
Articles include "History and Film: a roundtable discussion of 'Proteus'" edited by Susan Newton-King. "Proteus" is a feature film directed by Jack Lewis (South Africa) & John Greyson (Canada). Also includes "The Private Performance of Events" colonial period rock art from the Swartruggens" by Simon Hall & Aron Mazel & "Photography with a Difference: Leon Levson's camera studies and photographic exhibitions of native life in South Africa, 1947-1950" by Gary Minkley & Ciraj Rassool.
Bassett (S.T.) ROCK PAINTINGS OF SOUTH AFRICA, revealing a legacy
144 pp., 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2001. OUT OF PRINT
"Each colour plate represents a meticulously painted recording by [Stephen Townley Bassett] of a rock painting from South Africa...painstakingly rendered with natural pigments and materials collected in the field and are the results of months of on-site labour accurately recording what appears on the rock face."
Foreword by Pippa Skotnes. Essays by Royden Yates, Frans Prins, David Lewis-Williams, Sven Ouzman, Anne Solomon and Edward B.Eastwood.
Bassett (S.T.), Lewis-Williams (D.) & Smith (B.) RESERVOIRS OF POTENCY, the documentary paintings of Stephen Townley Bassett
100 pp., maps, colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2008. OUT OF PRINT
This book contains thirty copies of original rock paintings made by Stephen Townley Bassett using traditional implements and paints, and a chapter, "Creating the Documentary Paintings", written by the artist. Stephen Townley Bassett is a full-time artist specializing in the documentation of rock art in South Africa. He is also the author of "Rock Paintings of South Africa, revealing a legacy", published in 2001.

Also included are commentaries by Professor David Lewis-Williams and Benjamin Smith from the Rock Art Research Institute, University of the Witwatersrand.
Blundell (G.) NQABAYO'S NOMANSLAND, San rock art and the somatic past
204 pp., 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Uppsala, 2004. R210
Geoffrey Blundell applies the concepts of body and embodiment to rock painting sites from an area previously known as Nomansland, in south eastern South Africa, in an attempt to incorporate rock paintings into the construction of San history.
Blundell (G.), Chippendale (C.) & Smith (B.) eds. SEEING AND KNOWING, understanding rock art with and without ethnography.
314 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R395
A collection of essays that focus on the extent of David Lewis Williams' contribution to the field of rock art research internationally, with particular emphasis on the use of theory and methodology drawn from ethnography.

"This collection of essays makes a relevant and significant contribution to the field of rock art research. Many of the chapters are based on solid fieldwork and ethnography that offer a new body of evidence for differentiation between knowing and simply seeing." Janette Deacon

Contributions include:
"Flashes of Brilliance: San rock paintings of heaven's things" by Sven Ouzman
"Snake and Veil: the rock paintings of Driekopseiland, Northern Cape, South Africa" by David Morris
"Cups and Sauces: a preliminary investigation of the rock paintings of Tsolido Hills, northern Botswana" by Nick Walker
"Art and Authorship in Southern African Rock Art: examining the Limpopo-Shashe Confluence Area" by Edward Eastwood, Geoffrey Blundell and Benjamin Smith
"'Meaning Cannot Rest or Stay the Same'" by Patricia Vinnicombe
"Beyond Rock Art: archaeological interpretation and the shamanic frame" by Neil Price.

Geoffrey Blundell is Curator of the Origins Centre museum at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Christopher Chippendale is Reader in Archaeology and Curator for British Collections at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge University.
Benjamin Smith is Director of the Rock Art Research Unit (RARI) at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Bregin (E.) & Kruiper (B.) KALAHARI RAIN SONG,
110 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2004. R145
Belinda Kruiper is a Cape Coloured married to Vetkat Regopstaan Longlife Kruiper, the acclaimed Bushman artist. Included in this memoir are photographic portraits of life in the #Khomani Bushman community where she lives with Vetkat as well are many reproductions of Vetkat's art.
Charteris (P.) ed. SELECTED SOUTHERN AFRICAN ROCK ART,
98 pp., illus., hardback, Johannesburg, No Date. R150
Foreword by David Lewis-Williams.

A collection of ninety-two tracings or copies of San rock art previously published on the covers of the South African Archaeological Bulletin, together with the original captions. Dr Benjamin Smith, Director of the Rock Art Research Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand, comments on the images. This book is a sequel to the book, "Rock-Paintings in Africa", published by the Archaeological Society of South Africa in the early 1960s, which contained fifty-seven cover designs.
Chippindale (C.) & Nash (G.) eds. PICTURES IN PLACE, the figured landscapes of rock-art
400 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Cambridge, 2004. R280
Includes the chapters "Worlds within stone: the inner and outer rock-art landscapes of northern Australia and southern Africa" by Paul S.C.Taçon & Sven Ouzman & "The Landscape Setting of Rock-Painting Sites in the Brandberg (Namibia): infrastructure, 'gestaltung', use and meaning" by Tilman Lenssen-Erz.
Coulson (D.) & Campbell (A.) AFRICAN ROCK ART, paintings and engravings on stone
256 pp., 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., New York, 2001. R655
Includes a chapter on southern Africa which covers rock art found in Zimbabwe, Namibia, the southwestern Cape, Drakensberg and Maluti mountains, Ndedema Gorge and the inland plateau in South Africa and the Tsolido Hills in Botswana.
Deacon (J.) text & Foster (C.) photo. MY HEART STANDS IN THE HILL,
191 pp., 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2005. R300
In 1999 and 2001 archaeologist Jeanette Deacon and photographer Craig Foster visited the places in the Northern Cape where the /Xam Bushmen had lived to record the rock engravings in their setting and to photograph the landscape. In the book Foster's photographs are combined Deacon's text and the words of the /Xam taken from the Bleek-Lloyd archives.
Dowson (T.) ROCK ENGRAVINGS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA,
124 pp., oblong 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 1992. OUT OF PRINT
Foreword by David Lewis-Williams.

Thomas Dowson offers insight into the meaning and significance of the engravings Bushmen artists made into the patina of dolomite rocks in the central parts of Southern Africa. Illustrated with colour photographs, rubbings and drawings.
Eastwood (E.) & (C.) CAPTURING THE SPOOR, an exploration of southern African rock art
216 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2006. R265
Edward and Cathelijne Eastwood examine the rock art of the central Limpopo basin created by four distinct cultural groups: the recent military inscriptions of South Africans of European descent; the finger-paintings and engravings of Bantu-speakers, specifically the Northern Sotho and, possibly, the Venda; the finger-paintings of the Khoekhoen, formerly known as 'Hottentots'; and the rock engravings and paintings of the San or Bushman. They also discuss the interaction and connection between these groups.

Zoologist and horticulturist Edward Eastwood is a research associate of the University of the Witwatersrand's Rock Art Research Institute. Cathelijne and Edward Eastwood founded Palaeo-Art Field Services in 1991.
Forssman (T.) & Gutteridge (L.) BUSHMAN ROCK ART, an interpretive guide
237 pp., maps, colour illus., paperback, Durban, 2012. R295
A guide to understanding the meaning of Bushman rock art. Also includes a guide to rock art sites on South Africa, Namibia and Botswana.

Foreword by Professor Peter Mitchell, School of Archeaology, University of Oxford.

Archaeologist Tim Forssman is currently studying his PhD at the University of Oxford.
Lee Gutteridge is a paleoanthropological field guide and the principal trainer at the Entabeni Nature Guide Training School.
Hollmann (J.) ed. CUSTOMS AND BELIEFS OF THE /XAM BUSHMEN,
439 pp., 4to., maps, illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2004. R250
Reproduces the material published in the 1930's by Dorothea Bleek in the journal "Bantu Studies".
Includes a grammar of the /Xam language, original drawings produced by the /Xam teachers of Wilhelm Bleek and Lucy Lloyd and photographs taken by Dorothea Bleek of the /Xam teachers' descendants.
Jolly (P.) ROCK SHELTER, some cave and cliff structures in Lesotho and South Africa
135 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R225
A photographic record of some of the structures built in caves and in the shelters of cliffs in Lesotho and south-eastern South Africa, and of the people who once lived, or still live, in them. Some of these sites also have rock paintings.
Jolly (P.) SONQUA, southern San history and art after contact, an illustrated synthesis
342pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., maps, hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2015. R1050
First published in ebook format in 2014.

Archaeologist Pieter Jolly traces "the impact of immigrant Khoekhoe, Nguni, Sotho and European groups on indigenous San hunter-gatherer communities in present-day South Africa amd Lesotho - from first contact with pastoralists about 2,000 years ago, until the demise of the last hunter-gatherer-raider San groups and their rock art traditions, in the second half of the 19th century." from the inside front cover
Joubert (H.) & Valentin (M.) curators UBUNTU, arts et cultures d'Afrique du Sud
371 pp., 4to., maps, colour illus., paperback, Paris, 2002. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue of the exhibition, Musée National des Arts d'Afrique et d'Océanie, Paris, 2002.

Includes essays by Patricia Davison, Pumula Madiba, David Lewis-Williams, Andrew SMith, Henry Bredekamp, Johnny van Schalkwyk, Sandra Klopper. Anitra Nettleton, Linsay Hooper, Gary van Wyk, Karel Nel, Rayda Becker, and others.

Exhibition includes shields, wooden bowls, plates and vessels, spoons, pipes and tobacco holders, headrests, staffs, clay pots, woven mats and baskets, statues, dolls, beadwork, and more.

Text in French.
Kruiper (B.) & Kruiper (V.R.) MOOI LOOP, the sacred art of Vetkat Regopstaan Kruiper
55 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, (Durban), 2011. R336
A collection of Vetkat Regopstaan Boesman Kruiper's writings and artwork, which also includes poems by his wife Belinda Kruiper.

Khomani Bushman Regopstaan Kruiper, also known as Vetkat, was born at Twee Rivieren, a rest camp in the then Kalahari Gemsbok Park, now known as the Kgalagadi Transfontier Park. An artist and musician, he lived on a farm called "Blinkwater" outside the park until his sudden death in 2007, aged 38. Belinda Kruiper was born in Cape Town. While working as a receptionist at the park, she met Vetkat and married him in 1999. With her help his artwork became well-known both locally and abroad. Belinda now lives in Welkom and works to promote Khomai art and craft and to restore dignity to the people of the Kalahari. She has also written a book with Elana Bregin called "Kalahari Rain-Song" (2004).

Text in English and Afrikaans.
le Roux (W.) & White (A.) comps. & eds. VOICES OF THE SAN, living in southern Africa today
226 pp., 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2004. R295
A collection of some of the discussions held amongst San youth and their elders and peers in an attempt to tell their own story in their own words and communicate it to the world. All the interviews have been translated into English and are illustrated with photographs and artwork by !Xun, Khwe and Kuru artists.
Lewis-Williams (D.) IMAGES OF MYSTERY, rock art of the Drakensberg
127 pp., 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2003. OUT OF PRINT
David Lewis-Williams was until his recent retirement Professor of Cognitive Archeology and Director of the Rock Art Research Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Lewis-Williams (D.) & Dowson (T.) IMAGES OF POWER, understanding Bushman rock art
196 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., hardbck, d.w., Johannesburg, 1989. OUT OF PRINT
David Lewis-Williams and Thomas Dowson draw on records of Bushman beliefs recorded verbatim during the 1870s by Dr Wilhelm Bleek and Lucy Lloyd as well as on modern research done with the living Kalahari Bushmen to explain the meaning of Bushman rock art. Illustrated with detailed and accurate copies of the paintings and engravings.
Lewis-Williams (D.) & Pearce (D.) SAN SPIRITUALITY, roots, expressions and social consequences
267 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2004. R170
Examines interplay of San cosmology, myth, ritual and art in order to "illuminate the world-view of the San, how it is expressed in their society, and how it has been challenged and altered by the modern world."
Lewis-Williams (D.) & Challis (S.) DECIPHERING ANCIENT MINDS, the mystery of San Bushman rock art
224 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., London, 2011. R450
David Lewis-Williams and Sam Challis examine San rock art and nineteenth century transcriptions of interviews with San people in order to provide insight into San beliefs and ways of thought.

David Lewis-Williams is Professor Emeritus and Senior Mentor in the Rock Art Research Institute, University of the Witwatersrand. His many books include "The Mind in the Cave: consciousness and the origins of art", which was awarded the James Henry Breasted Prize, and "Believing and Seeing: symbolic meanings in the southern San rock paintings".
Sam Challis is a rock art specialist at the Rock Art Research Institute, lecturing for the Department of Archaeology, University of the Witwatersrand.
Lewis-Williams (J.D.) A COSMOS IN STONE, interpreting religion and society through rock art
309 pp., map, illus., paperback, Walnut Creek, 2002. OUT OF PRINT
David Lewis-Williams is director of the Rock Art Research Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Lewis-Williams (J.D.) DISCOVERING SOUTHERN AFRICAN ROCK ART,
102 pp., map, illus., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (1996) 2000. R91
David Lewis-Williams is Director of the Rock Research Unit at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Lewis-Williams (J.D.) SAN ROCK ART, a Jacana pocket guide
157 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R140
An introduction to San rock paintings by David Lewis-Williams, Professor Emeritus and former Director of the Rock Art Research Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Mafundikwa (S.) AFRIKAN ALPHABETS, the story of writing in Afrika
170 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., New York, 2004. OUT OF PRINT
An informal review of African writing systems that emphasises the graphic aspects. Saki Mafundikwa is a Zimbabwean graphic designer, typographer and founder of the Zimbabwe Institute of Vigital Arts (ZIVA), a graphic design and new media training college in Harare, Zimbabwe. His well illustrated book identifies, defines and dicusses more than a dozen writing systems (pictographs, ideographs, syllabaries and alphabets) devised and designed by Africans. Included are sections on San rock art, Bantu symbol writing and Ndebele painters.
Maggs (T.) ed. MAJOR ROCK PAINTINGS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA, facsimile reproductions by R.Townley Johnson
95 pp., large 4to., map, colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (1979) 1991. OUT OF PRINT
Preface by Ray Inskeep.
Includes paintings from the Meads and Nuttalls Shelter in Natal, Skaapplaas and Orange Springs in the Orange Free State, Leeuwkraal and Buffelsfontein in the Eastern Cape, Glistening Grotto in the Southern Cape, Langkloof and Boontjieskloof in the Western Cape and Tsibab Ravine, Brandberg, in Namibia.
Mguni (S.) TERMITES OF THE GODS, San cosmology in southern African rock art
202pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R440
Siyakha Mguni narrates his search for the meaning of the theme in San rock paintings known as "formlings", and argues that formlings are representations of flying termites and their underground nests.

"This book has the potential to change the public perception of San rock art as a relatively trivial pastime and replace it with convincing evidence that many images and themes are in fact based on sophisticated religious symbolism that permeated all aspects of San life over thousands of years. It is a milestone in rock art interpretation because it focuses specifically on the complexity of one particular theme, the elusive formlings, which have challenged rock art specialists for decades." Janette Deacon, co-author of "Human Beginnings in South Africa: uncovering the secrets of the stone age"

Siyakha Mguni is project manager of the International Rock Art Collaboration coordinated from the Rock Art Research Institute, School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand
Mitchell (P.) & Smith (B.) eds. THE ELAND'S PEOPLE, new perspectives on the rock art of the Maloti-Drakensberg Bushmen, essays in memory of Patricia Vinnicombe
214 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2009. R400
A companion volume to Patricia Vinnicombe's groundbreaking book on the rock art of the Maloti-Drakensberg Bushmen, "People of the Eland", published in 1976 and reprinted in 2009. In their essays leading scholars in the field explain how knowledge has changed since the publication of "People of the Eland", but how current research is still influenced by the book.

Essays include "Contextualising 'People of the Eland'" by Lynn Meskell,
"Originals and Copies: a phenomenological difference" by Nessa Leibhammer,
"Meaning Then, Meaning Now: changes in the interpretative process in San rock art studies" by David Pearce, Catherine Namono and Lara Mallen,
"Images in Time: advances in the dating of Maloti-Drakensberg rock art since the 1970s" by Aron Mazel,
"Gathering Together a History of the 'People of the Eland': towards an archaeology of Maloti-Drakensberg hunter-gatherers" by Peter Mitchell, and
"Rereading 'People of the Eland'" by David Whitley.

Peter Mitchell is Professor of African Archaeology, University of Oxford.
Benjamin Smith is the Director of the Rock Art Research Institute, University of the Witwatersrand.
Nhamo (A.) IMMORTALIZING THE PAST, reproductions of Zimbabwean rock art by Lionel Cripps
182 pp., illus., paperback, Harare, 2007. OUT OF PRINT
Contains over 280 detailed drawings of Zimbabwean rock art made by Lionel Cripps between 1938 and 1940, selected by Ancila Nhamo from his collection of eleven volumes of notated drawings and paintings now archived in the National Archives and Monuments of Zimbabwe.
Oliphant (A.W.) et. al. eds. DEMOCRACY X, marking the present/ re-presenting the past
329 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Pretoria, 2004. R500
Introduction by Andries Walter Oliphant, Peter Delius & Lalou Meltzer.

Essays include "South African Pottery: past and present" by Simon Hall, "Make-overs of Two Women: illustrated history and gender bias" by Helen Bradford, "Creating Beauty In, and Between, Two Worlds: contextualising the art of South Africa's migrant labourers" by Fiona Rankin-Smith & Sandra Klopper, "The Role of Art in the Liberation Struggle" by Sipho Mdanda, "Film and Democracy in South Africa" by Michael Dearham, "Media in the Mix" by Guy Berger, "The State of the Arts in Post-apartheid South Africa" by Lynee Maree, "The Rights and Status of the Artist in the First Ten Years of South Africa's Democracy" by Mike van Graan, "A Decade of Cartoons" by Jonathan Shapiro, "Marking Time: the making of the Democracy X exhibition" by Rayda Becker, and much more.

Objects exhibited include pots, sticks, headrests, arm rings, earplugs, shell artefacts, beadwork, Khoe-San rock paintings, earthenware heads found near Lydenburg, artefacts from Great Zimbabwe ruins and posters used during the struggle years.

Also includes sculpture by Jackson Hlungwani, Durant Sihlali, & Johannes Segogela, photographs by Ernest Cole, Bob Gosani, Alf Khumalo, Eli Wienberg & Jurgen Schadeberg, paintings by Gerard Sekoto, as well as work by contemporary artists Robert Hodgins, Jane Alexander, Willie Bester, Gavin Younge, Willem Boshoff, Sam Nhlengethwa, Sue Williamson, William Kentridge, and many others.
Parkington (J.) THE MANTIS, THE ELAND AND THE HUNTER,
63 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2002. R115
First in a proposed series of guides to the archeology and rock art of the Cedarberg and neigbouring areas.

Some of the Cederberg rock paintings are interpreted with the help of Ju'/hoansi or /Xam texts or stories.
"The title of the guide is taken from a story that appears to have been widespread in Southern Africa: the creation of the eland by the mantis and its subsequent death at the hands of the hunter".
Parkington (J.) & Morris (D.) text & Rusch (N.) photo. KAROO ROCK ENGRAVINGS, marking places in the landscape
127 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Clanwilliam, 2008. R220
The fourth book in the ongoing series of publications about the archaeology of southern Africa produced by the Krakadouw Trust on behalf of the Clanwilliam Living Landscape Project.

The other titles in the series are "The Mantis, the Eland and the Hunter", "Cederberg Rock Paintings" and "Shorelines, Strandlopers and Shell Middens" by John Parkington.
Parkington (J.) text CEDERBERG ROCK PAINTINGS,
127 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2003. R220
Second in a proposed series of volumes on the archeology and rock paintings of the Cederberg and neighbouring areas.
Photographs by Neil Rusch.
John Parkington is Professor of Archeology at the University of Cape Town.
Parkington (J.) text & Rusch (N.) photo. SAN ROCK ENGRAVINGS, marking the Karoo landscape
128 pp., colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2010. R210
An exploration of the San rock engravings found in the Karoo. John Parkington looks at the significance of the places engraved and the meaning of the images selected as subjects.

John Parkington is Professor of Archaeology at the University of Cape Town.
Rabbethge-Schiller (H.) ed. MEMORY AND MAGIC, contemporary art of the !Xun & Khwe
114 pp., 4to., colour & b/w illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2006. R195
Published to coincide with the exhibition first shown at the Origins Centre, Johannesburg.

The book features the work of 11 artists from the !Xun & Khwe Cultural Project taken from the private collection of Hella Rabbethge-Schiller of Rosenheim, Germany.
Includes the essays "Beyond Arcadia - the San and the "colonial gaze" by Stefan Eisenhofer, "Modernity, Tradition and Communication" by Nigel Crawhall & "Picturing the Past, Creating the Future: art of the !Xun & Khwe Cultural Project" by Jessica Stephenson, as well as a biography of each artist.
Rudner (J.) & (I.) THE HUNTER AND HIS ART, a survey of rock art in southern Africa
278 pp., oblong 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 1970. OUT OF PRINT
Jalmar and Ione Rudner discuss rock art found south of the Zambezi River, focusing mainly on "pictures concerned with people and their activities, to illustrate what the people of the period looked like, how they dressed and armed themselves, how they hunted, trekked, fought, danced and attended to their daily chores".
Rust (R.) text & van der Poll (J.) photo. WATER, STONE AND LEGEND, rock art of the Klein Karoo
128 pp., colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2011. R190
Renée Rust and Jan van der Poll document the San rock art found in the Karoo and explore its relationship to shamanistic rituals and to stories of mythical beings called "watermeide", said to dwell in the solitary springs and watercourses of this area.

Archaeologist Renée Rust has researched the San paintings found in the Klein Karoo and in the Langeberg and Outeniqua Mountains for more than two decades.
Journalist and photographer Jan van der Poll works for the Western Cape government's museum service.
Skotnes (P.) CLAIM TO THE COUNTRY, the archive of Lucy Lloyd and Wilhelm Bleek
288 pp., 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., CD-Rom, Johannesburg & Athens, Ohio, 2007. R495
Includes the complete !xam and !kun texts given in the 1870s and 1880s by Ia!kunta, IIkabbo, =kasin, Dia!kwain, !kweiten ta IIken and Ihan=kass'o; also the boys Iuma, Tamme, Da and !nanni, along with their watercolours and drawings never before published in their entirety. Also includes selected photographs, documents, letters and notes, including contributions from Jemima Bleek and Dorothea Bleek and contextualising essays by John Parkington, Nigel Penn, John Wright, Anthony Traill, Anne Solomon, Roger Hewitt, Stephen Watson, David Lewis-Williams, Pippa Skotnes and Eustacia Riley. It comes with a CD-Rom, "The Digital Bleek and Lloyd", which includes scans of every part of the 114 Lucy Lloyd Ixam notebooks, 13 Lloyd (mostly) !kun notebooks, 28 Wilhelm Bleek Ixam notebooks, Jemima Bleek's one Korana and !kun notebook, all the drawings and watercolours & a searchable annotated index for all the narratives and contributors.

Pippa Skotnes is Professor of Fine Art and Director of the Lucy Lloyd Archive, Resource and Exhibition Centre (Llarec) at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town. She is the author of several books on the Ixam (Cape San or Bushmen), including "Sound from the Thinking Strings" (1991), "Miscast: negotiating the presence of the Bushmen" (1996) and "Heaven's Things" (1999). This book is part of a Llarec project to digitise, research and publish the Bleek and Lloyd Archive.
Skotnes (P.) UNCONQUERABLE SPIRIT, George Stow's history paintings of the San
218 pp., oblong 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2008. R350
Geologist George Stow arrived in South Africa in the mid-19th century. He became acquainted with San rock paintings and set out to record them. In this book Pippa Skotnes reproduces all George Stow's copies that have survived, as well as examples of the many maps, drawings, notes and poems he produced. He died in 1882.

Pippa Skotnes is Professor of Fine Art and Director of the Centre for Curating the Archive at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town. She is the author of "Miscast: negotiating the presence of the Bushmen" (1996), "Heaven's Things" (1999) and "Claim to the Country: the archive of Lucy Lloyd and Wilhelm Bleek" (2007). She has also produced several private press books, including "Sound from the Thinking Strings" (1991).
Skotnes (P.) comp. & illus. HEAVEN'S THINGS, a story of the /Xam
51 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 1999.
An extract from the story of the Day-Heart Star, told to Lucy Lloyd in 1873 by //Kabbo and recorded in her notebooks, including extracts from other /Xam narratives, photographs and drawings, and text and images reproduced in water-colours by Pippa Skotnes. This publication was a companion to the exhibit, "Rock Art and the /Xam", at the South African Museum, Cape Town.
Skotnes (P.) curator & ed. MISCAST, negotiating the presence of the Bushmen
383 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 1996. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue of the exhibition, South African National Gallery, Cape Town, 1996.

"In 'Miscast: negotiating the presence of the Bushmen', eminent scholars explore the term 'Bushman', and the relationships that gave rise to it, from the perspectives of anthropology, archaeology, comparative religion, literary studies, art history, and musicology...A parallel text runs throughout the book and provides a counter narrative to the central discourses. The book is richly illustrated with previously unpublished photographs and documents from many archives and museum collections."

Forewords by Marilyn Martin & Patricia Davison. Essays and parallel text by Pippa Skotnes, Stephen Greenblatt, David Chidester, Ian Glenn, Robert Ross, Alan G.Morris, Nigel Penn, Janette Deacon, Michael Godby, Paul S.Landau, Martin Hall, Anthony Traill, Edwin Wilmsen, Aron Mazel, Pieter Jolly, Frans E.Prins, Mathias Guenther, Alan Barnard, Andrew B.Smith, Rob Gordon, Ciraj Rassool & Leslie Witz, Barbara Buntman, John Parkington, Anne Solomon, Deidre Hansen, J.David Lewis-Williams, Thomas Dowson, John Sharp & Stuart Douglas, Paul Weinberg, & Carmel Schrire.
Skotnes (P.) ed. ROCK ART MADE IN TRANSLATION, framing images from and of the landscape
103 pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, CD, Johannesburg, 2010. R125
Catalogue of the exhibition, Iziko South African Museum, Cape Town, November 2010 to September 2011.

This publication focuses on copies of rock art as acts of translation that tranform the "unboundedness" of the original rock paintings or engravings into the framed and recomposed images of the copy.

Includes the essays:
"Framing Rock Art, Making Compositions" by Pippa Skotnes,
"'It is on the earth in my country, it is abundant', Lucy Lloyd and the images from the landscape of !nanni, Tamme, Iuma and Da, 1879-1881" by Marlene Winberg,
"Knowing the Landscape, Dorothea Bleek and the rock art of the San" by Jill Weintroub,
"Written On Stone, Translated Through Time, religious rock writing in some occupied southern African rock shelters" by Pieter Jolly,
"Tracing the !khwa ka Xoro, or Water-Bull" by Janette Deacon.

Includes a CD of the compositions "Ukuthula", a traditional African lullaby, and "Horizons", written by Peter Louis van Dijk and sung by the UCT Choir conducted by John Woodland. "Ukuthula" opens "Horizons", a work based on an eighteenth-century San painting of a Dutch ship.

Pippa Skotnes is an artist, Professor of Fine Art and the director of the Centre for Curating the Archive at the University of Cape Town.


Slingsby (P.) BUSHMANS KLOOF, a comprehensive guide to the rock art of Bushmans Kloof, rock art of the Western Cape, book 2
48 pp., illus., paperback, Third Edition, Cape Town, (1997) 2009. R70
A new edition of Robert Slingsy's introduction to the rock art of Bushman's Kloof, which borders the Cederberg Wilderness Area in the Western Cape, South Africa.
Slingsby (P.) ROCK ART OF THE WESTERN CAPE, book 1 - Sevilla Trail and Traveller's Rest
52 pp., maps, illus., paperback, revised edition, Cape Town, (2000) 2002. R60
Guide to the rock paintings found on two trails, the Sevilla Trail and Salmanslaagte, located on the farm Traveller's Rest in the Cederberg.
Smith (B.), Helskog (K.) & Morris (D.) eds. WORKING WITH ROCK ART, recording, presenting and understanding rock art using indigenous knowledge
312 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R390
A collection of essays that consider - in a theoretical rather than a technical fashion - new approaches in the documentation, interpretation and presentation of rock art.

Benjamin Smith is Director of the Rock Art Institute, University of the Witwatersrand.
Knut Helskog is Professor of Archaeology at Tromsǿ University, Norway.
David Morris is Head of Archaeology at McGregor Museum in Kimberely.
Smuts (H.) THREADS OF KNOWING, tracing the meaning of southern African rock art, a resource book for educators
36 pp., oblong 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, (2006). R95
An introduction to San rock art suitable for high school students, produced by The South African Museum of Rock Art.
Steyn (A.) et al. CONTEMPORARY SAN ART OF SOUTHERN AFRICA, Kuru Art Project, D'Kar, Botswana
16 pp., 4to., illus., paperback, Ghanzi, 1996. OUT OF PRINT
The Kuru Art Project, established in 1990 at D'Kar, a small community in the Ghanzi farming block in Botswana, provides facilities, materials and encouragement to individuals who are invited to play and experiment and so teach themselves to handle new materials. The artists have produced lithographs, etchings, monoprints, oil paintings and textile art.

"Their art has become a voice for thousands of San, telling about their struggles and pain - but most importantly - saying out loud and clear that they are successfully bridging the gap of centuries, to become part of the modern world" (Bram le Roux, Co-Founder, Kuru Developement Trust).
Szalay (M.) ed. THE MOON AS SHOE/ DER MOND ALS SHUH, drawings of the San, drawings and watercolours by Diä!Kwain, /Han=Kass'o, !Nanni, Tamme, /Uma and Da / zeichnungen der San, zeichnungen und aquarelle von DiäKwain, /Han=Kass'o, !Nanni, Tamme, /Uma und Da
311 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., maps, hardback, Zurich, 2002. R750
Catalogue of the exhibition, Völkerkundemuseum, University of Zurich, 2002 and the South African National Gallery, Cape Town, 2003.

Contributions by Megan Biesele, Frédérick Bruly Bouabré, Elias Canetti, Janette Deacon, Keith Dietrich, Mathias G.Guenther, Roger L.Hewitt and Miklós Szalay.

Drawings and watercolours from 1875-1881 made by six informants of Wilhelm Bleek and Lucy Lloyd.

Text in English & German.
Vinnicombe (P.) PEOPLE OF THE ELAND, rock paintings of the Drakensberg Bushmen as a reflection of their life and thought
388 pp., oblong 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Pietermaritzburg, 1976. OUT OF PRINT
Patricia Vinnicombe photographed and made tracings of over 200 Bushmen paintings found in the southern Drakensberg. In the book she relates the paintings to what is known of their history, beliefs and attitudes to life.
Vinnicombe (P.) PEOPLE OF THE ELAND, rock paintings of the Drakensberg Bushmen as a reflection of their life and thought
37 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, (1976) 2009. R650
Reprint of Patricia's Vinnicombe's book on Bushmen paintings found in the southern Drakensberg, first published in 1976 in a limited edition of 1000 copies. In the book she relates the paintings to what is known of their history, beliefs, and attitudes to life.
Woodhouse (B.) THE ROCK ART OF THE GOLDEN GATE AND CLARENS DISTRICTS, an enthusiast's guide
104 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 1996. OUT OF PRINT
Produced under the auspices of the Institute for the Study of Man in Africa.
The photographs were all taken by Bert Woodhouse and cover the Golden Gate and Clarens areas and the vicinity of Slabberts on the Bethlehem/ Fouriesburg road.