The Art Of Tarot
By Christina Olsen
From the Tiny Folio, a palm-sized visual history of tarot cards, from hand-painted Renaissance decks to the creations of modern artists like Salvador Dalí.
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.
Hardcover, 4.3 x 4.7 in, 320 pages.