Twenty Years of Tarot: The Lo Scarabeo Story [Hardcover]

Twenty Years of Tarot: The Lo Scarabeo Story [Hardcover]

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Lo Scarabeo (Author), Mark McElroy (Author)
This handsome hardcover celebrates the twentieth anniversary of Lo Scarabeo, a company that has taken tarot to new heights in originality, beauty, and experimentation since 1987. Featuring more than 300 sketches, preliminary drawings, and works in progress, this book offers a rare glimpse inside the creative process for developing new decks. This esteemed Italian publisher also shares little-known facts about their company history and humble origins. Best of all, Lo Scarabeo offers their own unique perspective on tarotreflecting on its versatile applications, esoteric symbolism, wide-ranging art, and fascinating evolution through the centuries.
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20 Years of Tarot
This is a large-format, well-illustrated history of the Lo Scarabeo company''s products from 1987 to 2007. Since I am a Tarot deck collector, I found this volume fascinating. I was surprised at how many of my decks are shown in this book--and how many of them were printed after 2007, and therefore not included. This book is of interest to Tarot collectors, artists who do Tarot-themed work, and general Tarot aficionados, but probably not so much to the general public. It''s nice having early sketches as well as the finished art work--you can see the development.
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