“Images of classic art and Christian symbolism with a signature Dalí twist... a very surreal deck of cards.”
“Tarot cards with some major art clout.”
“With a revitalized public interest in alternative spiritualities that reach beyond the patriarchies of monotheistic religions, this tarot feels more relevant than ever.”
“This set has class.”
“Searching for an artistic reading? You’ll certainly find it here – and they won’t look half bad on your shelf, either.”
Customer reviews (26)
The Magician, Death, and the Moon
Surrealism meets Symbolism in Salvador Dalí’s tarot deckLegend has it that when preparing props for the James Bond film Live and Let Die, producer Albert Broccoli commissioned Surrealist maestro Salvador Dalí to create a custom deck of tarot cards. Inspired by his wife Gala, who nurtured his interest in mysticism, Dalí eagerly got to work, and continued the project of his own accord when the contractual deal fell through.
The work was published in a limited art edition in 1984 that has since long sold out, making Dalí the first renowned painter to create a completely new set of cards. Drawing on Western masterpieces from antiquity to modernity (including some of his own), Dalí seamlessly combined his knowledge of the arcane with his unmistakable wit. The result is a surreal kaleidoscope of European art history.
TASCHEN resurrects all 78 cards in a fresh celebration of Dalí’s inimitable custom set, complete with a booklet by renowned German tarot author Johannes Fiebig offering:
- an introduction to Dalí’s life and the project’s making-of
- a comprehensive explanation of each card’s composition, its meaning, and practical advice
- step-by-step instructions on how to perform readings
- a jargon-free approach simplifying tarot for the newcomer
Customer reviews (26)
More than I could’ve wished for!
Sara, November 05, 2021
It’s the perfect gift to treat yourself or anyone else!
A real gem
Jonathan, October 28, 2021
Krzysztof, October 28, 2021
Carla, October 28, 2021
A great choice for who loves the Dali paintings, even if you use only for collection.
Alison, October 27, 2021
Toby-Lloyd, October 27, 2021
Every page is so detailed with intricate stories and descriptions. The accompanying tarot cards are a nice surprise.
It’s certainly a wonderful eye catching coffee table book for all contemporary living spaces.
PhillipG, October 27, 2021
Quentin, October 27, 2021
It’s even better enjoyed if you draw cards ;)