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Cover of The Art of Tarot with illustration
Sun illustration is labeled, "Light, from Grand Oracle des Dames Tarot."
Illustration of two cherubs supporting a circle with castle illustration is labeled, "The World, from Visconti-Sforza Tarot, c. 1475"
The Hermit tarot card illustration is labeled, "The Hermit, from Tarot Universal Dali."

The Art Of Tarot


Originally used by northern Italian aristocrats in complex games resembling bridge, tarot cards became more popular with the spread of printing in the sixteenth century and were eventually used by Freemasons, fortune-tellers, and mystics to reveal hidden truths about the past, present, and future. More recently, artists have used the imagery and potency of tarot as a springboard for creativity. As a path to revelation or simply as a pastime, tarot is fascinating. A carefully curated selection of decks from the past six centuries―showing the chief turning points in their development―make this little book an indispensable guide to the history of tarot. Hardcover; 320 pages.