The New Tarot
Modern Variations of Ancient Images
by Rachel Pollack
The Aquarian Press, 1989, [First Edition], colour plates, b/w photographs, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0850306531
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear to the dustjacket, remainder line at bottom fore-edge
'In this new book, Tarot expert and author Rachel Pollack carefully examines the messages behind all the modern variations on the ancient Tarot form. In the pat, artists confined themselves to using traditional images - contemporary designers, however, have allowed themselves a greater freedom in order to use Tarot as a medium for new ideas and personal expression. They have used the versatility of Tarot to tailor its images to their various themes, including storytelling, humour, spiritual tradition and cultures, psychology, esotericism, women's spirituality, and astrology - there is even the monumental Tarot Garden in which huge sculptures tower over the trees.
Lavishly illustrated, The New Tarot not only provides a general survey of this work and current trends, it also looks critically at over 70 decks produced in the last 15 years, indicating their strengths and weaknesses and comparing them with each other and with those traditional decks which have inspired them.'