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By Emily E. Auger

Hundreds of thousands of latest Tarot decks were produced within the past due 20th century, a lot of them according to the constitution and pictures of Arthur Waite and artist Pamela Smith's Rider-Waite deck (1910). the ongoing acceptance and impression of the Rider-Waite deck makes it a customary for picking out, categorizing and interpreting modern Tarot and different meditation decks. This murals background analyzes such decks relating to traditional artwork kinds and hobbies, together with Symbolism, Surrealism, the modernist "grid" and the low/high worth hierarchy, and postmodern artwork events and ideas corresponding to the dissolution of the modernist price hierarchy, trend and ornament artwork, and college. It additionally examines them in terms of literary suggestions, together with the radical, utopias, and renowned genres. The author's research is supported by way of a number of illustrations, together with the Rider-Waite significant arcana playing cards juxtaposed with examples in their opposite numbers from more moderen decks.

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