Medieval Scapini Tarot

Medieval Scapini Tarot

by Luigi Scapini

Hardcover(CARDS)

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ISBN-13: 9780880790314
Publisher: U.S. Games Systems, Inc.
Publication date: 05/28/1991
Edition description: CARDS
Pages: 78
Sales rank: 453,328
Product dimensions: 2.90(w) x 5.30(h) x 1.20(d)

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Medieval Scapini Tarot 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My Best Friend bought me this Deck as a gift this Halloween. I can't tell you how thrilled I am with this Deck. Not only is the artwork phenomenal, but the size of the cards are very comfortable to work with and the energy that emanates from the deck is fantastic. When we went into B&N to find a deck, I could't find one that suited me and I looked at EVERY deck and I didn't see this one.. as a matter of fact it WASN'T there. I turned around to look at a book, then turned around again and as plain as day it was there *p0of* like it just manifested. With this she picked it up and said that's it this deck belongs to you. I hope you like your gift. And so I do. I held the deck in my hands for the first time when we got out to the car and the energy was strong and warm and comfortable. Very soothing. I hope to work with this deck for a very long time. And B&N should keep it in stock. It's a great price.
Kellswitch on LibraryThing 5 months ago
The artwork in this deck fascinates me, it is both incredibly detailed and yet still slightly obscure and I love the use of metallic inks, giving the images more depth and interest. While I know the art is supposed to be based off of the Medieval style I get more of a Gustave Moreau and Symbolic feel from it. The Major Arcana are handled wonderfully and are easily interpreted, I have a bit of a problem with some of the Minor Arcana as some are more abstract than others, you have to be a bit more reliant on remembering the meanings of each card without the images to help guide you. I would love to use this deck more for readings as I feel it would be a fascinating experience but I have to hard a time handling the oversized cards, they are nearly impossible for me to shuffle, which is my only quibble with this deck.
rampaginglibrarian on LibraryThing 9 months ago
this is one of my favorite decks~i think it was one of the most authentic but since i wasn't hanging out in the medieval ages (as far as i can remember) i don't have much authority to speak on the matter~it is quite beautiful though
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Lilac_Wolf More than 1 year ago
U.S. Games Systems is THE company I think of when Tarot crosses my mind. They have so many editions out there, if you can't find what you are looking for, then you aren't looking very hard. I have dozens I am in love with. So when I asked awhile back for this one and Joie de Vivre Tarot, I was ecstatic to hear I would get not only these two but the Crystal Visions Tarot as well. I loved the other 2, but this one has a special place in my heart. Since I first learned of it in school or TV (who knows which came first?), I have been enthralled with the Medieval times. This deck literally screamed at me more than any other deck I've ever come in contact with. The art speaks to me, and the pictures have so many intricate details, that they are easy to read. Look at these cups. Each container has it's own story to tell. And I love that the cups aren't just goblets, these cards are filled with any kind of medieval vessel. On the coins, each coin has a different and unique image. The three of coins has a happy man playing a tambourine on one, Caesar on another and Venus on the third lined up next to a statue of a man who reminds me of da Vinci. This deck is about a time in Western history that is still held dear today (Renaissance festival anyone?), has detailed images that are full of color, fun and are sometimes very serious. They have gold inlays and are printed on light-weight cardstock in Italy. In fact all three decks I received were from Italy. They must have a contract with a printer there. LOL - at first I thought it was because of the creator being Italian. I think this deck would be great for beginners. It's so full of imagery that anyone is going to get something from it. And if you don't want to read the tarot but enjoy art, you'll still love this deck, as it's inspiration is Medieval and Renaissance art. As for this deck...I'm keeping it! :)
Cameron_Albert More than 1 year ago
I think this deck is very beautiful and a great addition to my tarot deck sets.