PAINTING ETHIOPIA: The Life and Work of Qes Adamu Tesfaw.
Edition: First printing, a large trade paperback.
Los Angeles: University of California Los Angeles / UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, (1995.). First edition - "Schooled in the fifteen-hundred-year-old painting tradition of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and ever sensitive to its narrative and iconographic requirements, Ethiopian artist Qes Adamu Tesfaw has managed to transcend the formulas that tradition requires him to embrace.. , the artist has also found the freedom to venture outside the realm of religious subject matter to produce work that chronicles historical events both inside and outside Ethiopia, as well as scenes that depict the everyday life of his native country. Adamu's remarkable oeuvre includes saints on horseback, soldiers gathered in historic battles, Solomon and Sheba's courtship, and Ethiopians attending church or praying at mosques." Includes a brief account of his life by the artist, an essay on his work by Silverman and extensive notes to each painting. Illustrated throughout with full-color, full-page reproductions of Adamu's work. References. Large square format with self-flaps. 119 pp plus a final illustration. ISBN: 0-97487292X.
Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (a new copy).