Before Tarot

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SKU:
2358
UPC:
9780738759760
Configuration:
78 cards and 160-page softcover guidebook in magnetic slide closure shelf box
Publication Status:
In Print
Condition:
New
Country of Publication:
Italy
Publication Year:
2018
Author / Artists:
Corinne Kenner, Eon Rossi, Simona Rossi

One of a pair of "timeframe" decks (along with the After Tarot) by Lo Scarabeo, the Before Tarot posits how each image of the Waite-Smith deck might appear a few moments before the original scene as rendered by Pamela Colman Smith. The general objective is to project each card's meaning into the past -- a goal that is, by definition, integral to much of tarot reading, yet typically left largely to the imagination. While the Rossi images are not quite as faithful to the style of Smith's originals as with the After Tarot -- looking a bit more like Robert de Angelis' updated renderings -- the similarity is near enough to be able to satisfy traditionalists in the Waite-Smith vein.