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4.0 out of 5 stars Classy, but cold., 7 Sep 2004
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This review is from: The Tarot of Prague set: A Tarot deck and book based on the art and architecture of the "Magic City": A Tarot Based on the Art and Architecture of the Magic City (Boxed Set) (Hardcover)
Anyone who knows anything about Tarot will be aware that this was one of the most talked about decks last year.
Based on the Magic City of Prague, this deck uses a photomosiac style and the images on the cards are taken from various statues, monuments & architecture from around the city. The accompanying book is really excellent and goes into great detail about the source of the material.
The cards are highly detailed and the majority very brightly coloured - almost garish. The paper stock used is quite unusual though - quite thick and not plastic coated like most modern decks or playing cards, however I am a bit worried that this deck will become grubby or marked a lot sooner that other decks? Time will tell.
Tarot cards are often a very personal choice so I always find it difficult to write a review for this kind of product, as a reader needs to handle the cards and get a feel for them. For me however, much as I liked the artwork the cards felt a little (just a little mind) cold. As the inspiration for many are taken from statues, a lot of the cards felt a little impersonal and not.....well.....human? Unusually for me, I actually preferred the minor arcana cards in this deck and the major felt even more distant.
Don't get me wrong, with its beautiful presented cards in a tie style binder (stamped with a limited edition number on the inside cover) and the 300 page book, this really is a beautiful deck and quality oozes out of every pore, and even though it didn't work for me I still rate this deck 4 stars.
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