Iconic Tarot Decks

The History, Symbolism and Design of over 50 Decks

Iconic Tarot Decks
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Format: Hardback, 224 Pages
ISBN: 9780711251717
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
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Description

Discover the secrets of the most iconic, mysterious and beautiful tarot decks ever created. 
 
The tarot is a treasury of divination, symbolism and self-knowledge. But who created its mysterious art and meaning, and why? What were they seeking? Does it originate in ancient esoteric wisdom or is this a vain fancy of the occultists? How has the interpretation and meaning of the cards evolved?
 
In Iconic Tarot Decks, Sarah Bartlett (the international bestselling author) presents 50 of the most iconic tarot decks – telling the powerful stories of how each was devised and designed and showcasing their most exemplary cards. Each of the fifty-six decks in this book holds its own unique symbolism and mystical beginnings: from Visconti-Sforza, the fifteenth-century deck that reveals the fates of two Italian dynasties, to the Sola Busca Tarot, with its esoteric alchemical codex; from the pioneering Rider-Waite-Smith deck to the occult riddles of English Magic Tarot.
 
With an introduction to reading tarot and useful tips on deciphering the cards – this is the perfect book for collectors, cartomancers, designers, tattoo artists and anyone interested in the art and mystery of tarot.

The author

Sarah Bartlett (D.Psych Astrol) is the author of international best-selling books such as The Tarot BibleThe Little Book of Practical Magic, The Witch's Spellbook and National Geographic's Guide to Supernatural Places. Contributing astrologer to media such as Cosmopolitan, She, Spirit & Destiny, the London Evening Standard and BBC Radio 2. Sarah now practices tarot, natural magic, astrology and other esoteric arts.

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Specs

Format: Hardback, 224 Pages
ISBN: 9780711251717
Illustrations: 325+ colour photos
Size: 7.559 in x 9.449 in / 192 mm x 240 mm
Published:

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