This updated edition includes a preface about new developments in Zimbabwean sculpture in the 1990s and pictures of sculptures by some of Zimbabwe's latest new talent. Zimbabwean sculptors rank among the best in the world. Ninety years after the 'discovery' of traditional African art by the European avant-garde, they have given a new direction to the contemporary art world. Life in Stone describes the genesis of this important movement and highlights the works of fifteen prominent Zimbabwean sculptors. However, having achieved international acclaim, these sculptors are having to struggle against the cliche and imitation that now falls within the purview of 'Shona' sculpture - a generic, catch-all phrase which the sculptors reject. The sculptorsfrom Zimbabwe have achieved their reputations on the unique value and individuality, of their work. Life in Stone provides the context out of which the sculpture movement in Zimbabwe acquired a life and strength of its own. How did it all begin? Whatis 'Shona' sculpture? Who are the best sculptors? These are all questions for which answers are provided in this book illustrated with over 160 black and white photographs.