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by Michael Dummett


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The Visconti-Sforza Tarot Cards Hardcover – April 1, 1986.

The Visconti-Sforza Tarot Cards Hardcover – April 1, 1986. by Michael Dummett (Author). Don't pay more than eight bucks for this book-it is just not worth it. That said, it makes a nice (inexpensive) addition to a serious collection.

The Visconti-Sforza Tarot Cards Paperback – April 1, 1986. The book begins with a 15 pages introduction to tarot, which I enjoyed a lot - it is informative, readable, and I learnt from it. As the book is out of print, I could find only a black & white photocopy of the book from which I cant say anything about the quality of the cards' reproductions.

The Visconti-Sforza tarot is used collectively to refer to incomplete sets of approximately 15 decks from the middle of the 15th century, now located in various museums, libraries, and private collections around the world. No complete deck has survived; rather, some collections boast a few face cards, while some consist of a single card. They are the oldest surviving tarot cards and date back to a period when tarot was still called Trionfi ("triumphs" .

Shows a fifteenth-century Italian deck of tarot cards, and discusses the background of each card and its design. Bibliographic information. The Visconti-Sforza tarot cards. Michael A. E. Dummett. the University of Michigan.

Michael Dummett (2007) has pointed out that the Visconti-Sforza deck was copied, in particular the six cards which he attributes to Benedetto Bembo, younger brother of Bonifacio, by other artists. The right-hand card is one of the four Guildhall Library Tarocchi Cards from the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards collection of historic playing cards (and is the only one without a pin hole).

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The Visconti-Sforza Tarot Cards. By (author) Professor Michael Dummett.

Shipping & Handling by region. 1. Published by George Braziller, New York (1986). ISBN 10: 0807611409 ISBN 13: 9780807611401. Frege: Philosophy of Mathematics. The Logical Basis of Metaphysics.

Shows a fifteenth-century Italian deck of tarot cards, and discusses the background of each card and its design

Comments: (3)

Aiata
perfect wish i had more time to describe it but just get this book if your are truly interested in the Tarot!
Bad Sunny
Great book. Packaging and product were excellent.
Cerar
The book begins with a 15 pages introduction to tarot, which I enjoyed a lot - it is informative, readable, and I learnt from it.

The second part of the book - which is most of it's pages - brings color reproductions of the Visconti-Sforza cards, with commentary on each cards. As the book is out of print, I could find only a black & white photocopy of the book from which I cant say anything about the quality of the cards' reproductions.

As reproductions of the cards are available commercially and the book is out of print for a long time, I think most people would buy this book for commentary on the cards, rather than the reproductions of the cards and thus rate this book based on the text, rather than the pictures.

I find the text disappointing, especially considering the author. Beyond tracing copies of the cards (e.g. who painted them and who owned them at the time of the book's writing, etc) the text is doesnt bring a lot of information.

Some cards - both minor & major arcana - have only a couple of lines of text (e.g. commenting that in the pips of the coin suite with odd number of coins the arrangement is sometimes unusual), and in general I didnt learn much from it.

This is in contrast to such books as Brian Williams' (e.g. Renessance & Minchiate decks), which go much deeper into the history of tarot including comparison of decks and examples of art from the appropriate historical times.

This is a simple book about the deck - basic commentary about it's history and art with no serius attempt to put it in the context of it's time (e.g. art of the time or the works of the artists).
The Visconti-Sforza Tarot Cards download epub
Individual Artists
Author: Michael Dummett
ISBN: 0807611417
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: Individual Artists
Language: English
Publisher: George Braziller; 1st edition (April 1, 1986)
Pages: 141 pages