Originally commissioned in 1450 by the Duke of Milan, the Visconti tarot cards is are contain extraordinary examples of Renaissance Art. In this book, esotericist Tiberio Gonard and Tarot historian Giordano Berti combine their expertise to explore the history and symbols of the Visconti tarots. They unpack the spiritual allegories woven into the imagery, and elucidate the cultural background against which the cards were produced. The book is Illustrated with monochrome reproductions of each card. It is a wonderful introduction to the rich gild-laden cards which capture so many people's imaginations. Recommended.
Torino, Italy: Lo Scarabeo, 2002. Paperback, 159 pages. New.