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Female Buddhas: Women of Enlightenment in Tibetan Mystical Art
     

Female Buddhas: Women of Enlightenment in Tibetan Mystical Art

by Glenn H. Mullin
 

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Buddhist scholar, Mullin, a specialist on Tibet, put together a Tibetan exhibition at the Oglethopre University Museum of Art in Atlanta from the Shelley and Donald Rubin Collection, and wrote this accompanying text. He discusses the feminine in Indian and Tibetan Buddhism and Tibetan mystical art, then comments on the art works, which are reproduced in color.

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Buddhist scholar, Mullin, a specialist on Tibet, put together a Tibetan exhibition at the Oglethopre University Museum of Art in Atlanta from the Shelley and Donald Rubin Collection, and wrote this accompanying text. He discusses the feminine in Indian and Tibetan Buddhism and Tibetan mystical art, then comments on the art works, which are reproduced in color. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Whereas the art of most Buddhist countries features a preponderance of male images, the art of Tibet has traditionally emphasized what the authors call "the strong role of the feminine." This book, one of the first Western titles ever to analyze this unique artistic tradition, is the companion volume to a touring art exhibit about female buddhas. Mullin, a Tibetologist and Buddhist scholar, writes that feminine imagery in Tibetan frescoes and tangka paintings reinforces the notion of the personification of wisdom and meditative consciousness. In Part I, Mullin explores the historical importance and symbolic significance of female buddhas, while the accompanying full-color photographs and illustrations demonstrate their role in daily devotion and meditation. Part II is devoted to the art and its interpretation, with dozens of reproductions of Tibetan masterpieces, drawn from the collection of the Rubin Art Museum that is slated to open in 2004 in New York. (May) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781574160680
Publisher:
Clear Light Books
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.85(h) x 0.75(d)

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