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5.0 étoiles sur 5Well worth having3 novembre 2000
Par Lori - Publié sur Amazon.com
These fabulous cards are lavish reproductions of museum-held artworks. A detailed booklet comes with them, with photos of each card, giving the names of the cards, for those who use the cards to read tarot. They are just as wonderful to have as artwork, and as a faithful reproduction, they are not labeled on each card. The size of the cards, and proportions of the cards, are also determined by the fact that they are reproductions. The deep, royal colors (golds, reds, browns, greens) reflect the choices of the fifteenth century artist who made them. These are rich, fascinating cards, rather mysterious, and one of my 2 favorite decks (the other being the Visconti-Sforza deck, of the same era, and originally made for the same family of Italian nobility).
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3.0 étoiles sur 5Bigger isn't always better.17 août 2006
Par Michelle Hopkins - Publié sur Amazon.com
Okay, first off, I hate to say anything negative about Tarot cards because I am a major Tarot enthusiast. I must admit though that when I removed this deck from it's box for the first time my heart sank a little from disappointment. From all of the photos I had viewed online, I had expected the cards to have a textured feel to them [similar to the Visconti Tarot]. They were completely smooth. The back is just plain yellow[yawn]. I had hoped more care would've been taken into making the cards truly look and feel as close to the "real thing" as possible. Instead it's like owning photographs of the cards. Don't get me wrong--the imagery is extremely fascinating, especially for the Tarot enthusiast. I knew the cards were gonna be huge--that's fine because I hadn't planned to read with these anyway. They are more of a collector's item than a functioning deck.
Bottom line: If you are a Tarot collector [like me] and you're looking for a sizeable deck, this is the one to buy. If historical look AND feel is more your cup o' tea, buy Lo Scarabeo's "Viconti" Tarot. The gold embellishment is breath-taking and the texture makes it actually feel historical.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5Cary-Yale Visconti Tarocchi is tops19 mars 2006
Par Edwin Digiambattista - Publié sur Amazon.com
The Cary-Yale Visconti tarot deck is among the most striking and beautiful of all the family of Visconti decks available. At 3.75" x 7.5" the deck is huge with a solid ivory backing and an informative booklet.
No one is really sure who the original artist was but scholars suspect that a local artist named Bonifacio Bembo (circa 1420) was responsible for the surviving decks. History says that he was a Cremonese artist employed by the Sforza family, one of the leading royal families of the time. It is commonly believed that several of the original decks were in fact wedding presents to honor the union of the Visconti and Sforza royal houses.
From the back of the box: "Complete deck of 86 cards comprises 22 Major Arcana & 64 Minor Arcana, reproduced in magnificent color. Facsimile reproduction of 67 tarocchi cards from the Cary Collection of Playing Cards at The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Additional 19 cards recreated to replace cards presumed missing from the original deck. The deck is unique in that each suit contains both male and female knights and pages in addition to king and queen". It is due to these extra male and female cards that the usual count of 78 rises to 86.
This deck is for serious collectors. The very large size does not lend itself to shuffling or spreading the cards. Other than the stunning Renaissance art, the face of the cards are otherwise unmarked. There are no numbers, no labels, and no descriptions. This would make it difficult to use the cards for readings or divination (If you are interested in that sort of application). The original cards are in very poor condition and even though the reproductions are excellent it's often hard to see details without strong light and sometimes a magnifying glass.
As a modest collector, I feel fortunate to have the Cary-Yale deck in my collection. I have other Visconti-Sforza decks and other Renaissance decks, but Cary-Yale is indeed the most impressive.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5A good deck, but needs a couple of improvements.21 novembre 1999
Par Uri Raz - Publié sur Amazon.com
This is a very interesting deck, which I like a lot, especially as a reference with which to compare other decks. I'm happy I bought the deck - I use it alot. But there are a few things I dont like about it : 1. Some of the details are coloured in such a way to make them somewhat hard to distinguish from the background. 2. The cards dont have their names on them. I wish the names were added on a white boundary, making it easier to recognize. 3. Just a warning to those who want to spread with the cards - their somewhat large and not very easy to shuffle.
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2.0 étoiles sur 5Not as nice as I hoped it would be16 octobre 2009
Par Claire Martin - Publié sur Amazon.com
The first thing I noticed was that the borders around every card are grey. It's like a pale, dingy grey. Like the color of a utility truck. It matches nothing in the cards at all and it makes the cards rather unappealing. The second thing that I did not like was the cream color they used for the backs of all the cards. It's just one solid color that again does not match the cards and I found the color choice quite confusing.
Also this deck isn't really a "playing" deck. It's too big to do much with.