Book preview: Lost Envoy: The Tarot Deck of Austin Osman Spare

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Book preview: Lost Envoy: The Tarot Deck of Austin Osman Spare

Post by rif on Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:07 pm

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Name: Lost Envoy: The Tarot Deck of Austin Osman Spare
Creator(s):  Jonathan Allen (Editor)
Approximate release: June 2017 (released)
Publisher: MIT Press
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Description: In the spring of 2013, a seventy-nine-card, hand-painted tarot deck created c.1906 by the mystic and artist Austin Osman Spare, was identified within the collections of The Magic Circle Museum in London. Magic Circle Museum curator and artist Jonathan Allen set about tracing the deck's provenance, its place in the artist's oeuvre, and within the wider histories of cartomancy, potentially re-writing the history of popular Tarot in the early twentieth century. Lost Envoy reproduces Austin Spare's tarot deck in its entirety for the first time, alongside new written and visual contributions from Jonathan Allen, Phil Baker, Helen Farley, Alan Moore, Kevin O'Neill, Sally O'Reilly, and Gavin Semple.

Notes: Already published. Reviews welcome!

rif says: This looks like a gorgeous book, nicely published. It is definitely a book showcasing the deck, and not a deck of cards. I'm not sure that the book is worth owning as a book, to describe an unpublished deck of cards.
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