Torino, Italy: Lo Scarabeo, 2002. Paperback, 159 pages. New.
Originally commissioned to Boniface Bembo by Francesco Sforza, Duke of Milan in 1450, the Visconti Tarots are widely considered to be some of the most extraordinary examples of Renaissance Art. In Visconti Tarots, esotericist Tiberio Gonard and Tarot historian Giordano Berti combine their expertise to explore the history and symbolic interpretation of these popular and beautiful tarot decks, providing many insights into the spiritual allegories woven into the imagery and the cultural background against which the cards were produced. Including guidelines for methods of cartomancy and simple spreads, Visconti Tarots is a not only an indispensable guide for anyone using the Visconti Tarot decks for divination, but also a very useful introduction to practical work with the Tarot in general. Illustrated with monochrome reproductions of each card.