The work was published in a limited art edition in 1984, the first-known Tarot deck completed by a well-known painter.
Dating back to the Renaissance era, Tarot—thought by some to be an
interpretation of dreams or a foretelling of the future—had seen a new
surge of popularity during the 1970s hippie movement. Here, TASCHEN
resurrects Dalí's fascinating deck of 78 cards, featuring compelling
renditions of such characters and symbols as the Magician, the Lovers,
the Moon, Death, the High Priest, and the Empress, in collage designs of
drawings, icons, and color splashes. The deck is accompanied by a booklet by renowned German Tarot author Johannes Fiebig.
About the Author: Psychologist and author Johannes Fiebig has committed himself to explore
the symbols expressed in dreams, tarot cards or in daily experiences
for over thirty years.
Fiebig was born in Cologne in 1953. His books
have reached a total circulation of over two million and have been
translated in more than a dozen languages. Fiebig has written numerous
Tarot books with his wife Evelin Buerger and developed books about
dreams and their interpretation with Klausbernd Vollmar. Supported by a
team of art historians, Fiebig was the first to succeed in discovering
quite all pictorial sources of classic art in the famous Dalí Tarot.
longtime publisher of the Koenigsfurt-Urania & AGM-Urania
publishing companies lives in a small village close to Kiel / Baltic