The Art of Tarot, Hardback Book

The Art of Tarot Hardback

Part of the Tiny Folio series


A palm-sized visual history of tarot cards, from hand-painted Renaissance decks to the creations of modern artists like Salvador Dal This little book is an indispensable guide to the history of tarot--and the perfect gift for tarot readers, artists, and enthusiasts.

It illustrates a carefully curated selection of decks from the past six centuries in vibrant full color.

The text, written by a leading expert, traces the development of tarot from a fifteenth-century Italian card game to the multifaceted, mystical phenomenon it is today.

Illustrates cards from the Brambilla (Brera) Tarot (c. 1440/45) Cary-Yale Visconti Tarot (1420-c. 1480) Visconti-Sforza Tarot (1420-c. 1480) Charles VI Tarot (c. 1470-80) Ercole d'Este Tarot (c. 1475-80) Catelin Geoffrey Tarot (c. 1557) Anonymous Parisian Tarot (early 17th century) Gioseppe Maria Mitelli Tarot (c. 1664) Grand Oracle des Dames Tarot (c. 1890) Rider-Waite Tarot (1910) Oswald Wirth Tarot (c. 1927) Tarot Universal Dal (1930s) Thoth Tarot (1938-43) by Aleister Crowley and Lady Frieda Harris Xultun Tarot (c. 1972) by Peter Balin D rflinger Tarot (1975) by Johannes D rflinger Tarot sculptures (1980-92) by Niki de Saint Phalle Motherpeace Round Tarot Deck (1981) by Vicki Noble and Karen Vogel Voyager Tarot (1984) by James Wanless and Ken Knutson Tarot of the Cat People (1985) by Karen Kuykendall PoMo Tarot (1994) by Brian Williams


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 320 pages, 275 Illustrations, unspecified
  • Publisher: Abbeville Press Inc.,U.S.
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Tarot
  • ISBN: 9780789213068



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