Dante Tarot

Dante Tarot by Andrea Serio and Giordano Berti: a card-by-card feature by Tarot Zamm.

Dante, one of the most important poets of the 14th century, wrote of the human experience and its quest for union with the divine. Giordani Berti and Andrea Serio have worked diligently to express Dante’s work through the Tarot. The images, with their vivid colors, cohesive composition, and underlying solidity, create a breathtaking visual representation of Dante’s words and the Tarot’s symbols.

The Dante Tarot is based on the life and work of the Italian poet Dante Alighieri. Dante was born in Florence in 1265. His greatest work is the Divine Comedy, an allegory describing a soul’s journey toward perfection. Deck designer Giordano Berti has taken the themes and events of Dante’s world and adapted them to the tarot. The major arcana shows the traditional major cards reworked according to principles from Convivio, another work by Dante. The minor arcana suits show important situations and characters from Dante’s life (Bricks) and the three parts of the Divine Comedy: Inferno (Flames), Purgatorio (Clouds) and Paradiso (Lights). Each card’s name is given in six languages. The major cards show the number in the upper left corner, the minor cards show the suit symbol. The artist is Andrea Serio. The Dante Tarot is published by Lo Scarabeo of Italy and distributed by Llewellyn in the US. (Learntarot.com)

Product Details (Amazon.com)
Publisher: Lo Scarabeo; Gmc Crds edition (December 8, 2001)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0738701777
ISBN-13: 978-0738701776
Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 10.6 x 1.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 8 ounces

Dante Tarot by Andrea Serio and Giordano Berti: a card-by-card feature by Tarot Zamm.