Legend has it that once making ready props for the James Bond movie Are living and Permit Die, manufacturer Albert Broccoli commissioned Surrealist maestro Salvador Dalí to create a customized deck of tarot playing cards. Impressed by way of his spouse Gala, who nurtured his hobby in mysticism, Dalí eagerly set to work, and persevered the mission of his personal accord whilst the contractual deal fell thru.

The paintings was once revealed in a restricted artwork adaptation in 1984 that has due to the fact that lengthy bought out, making Dalí the primary well known painter to create a fully new set of playing cards. Drawing on Western masterpieces from antiquity to modernity (together with a few of his personal), Dalí seamlessly blended his wisdom of the arcane together with his unmistakable wit. The result’s a surreal kaleidoscope of Ecu artwork historical past.

TASCHEN resurrects all 78 playing cards in a recent birthday party of Dalí’s inimitable customized set, whole with a book by way of well known German tarot writer Johannes Fiebig providing:

an creation to Dalí’s lifestyles and the mission’s making-of

a complete clarification of every card’s composition, its that means, and sensible advice

step-by way of-step directions on how you can carry out readings

a jargon-unfastened manner simplifying tarot for the newcomer