It's an historic moment when Taschen, the supremos of art books, turn to the tarot cards. THis handsome colourful hardback is the first ever visual compendium of its kind, spanning from medieval to modern, artfully arranged according to the sequencing of the 78 cards of the major and minor arcana. Jessica Hundley has included nearly a hundred contemporary artists from around the world.
In addition, the book explores the powerful influence of tarot on artists like Salvador Dali and Niki de Saint Phalle. Rounding out the volume are excerpts from thinkers such as Eliphas Levi, Carl Jung, and Joseph Campbell; a foreword by artist Penny Slinger; a guide to reading the cards by Johannes Fiebig; and an essay on oracle decks by Marcella Kroll.
Cologne: Taschen, 2020. 519 pages, hardback. New.
This is one one which will become a classic, on the bookshelves of art lovers and tarot aficionados alike.