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Bruegel Tarot Cards – 1 Dec 2003

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  • Publisher: Llewellyn Publications; Tcr Crds/B edition (Dec. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0738704466
  • ISBN-13: 978-0738704463
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 10 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,177,261 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Using the style of medieval frescoes, Marchesi creates a window to the world of European folklore, t....

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Very nice cards.This cards are good for beginers to becouse the cards speack there self.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x8c85c318) out of 5 stars 12 reviews
19 of 24 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8bb0eef4) out of 5 stars Peasants & Cluttered Symbols Galore 8 Nov. 2004
By Daisy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Cards
This deck, based on the work of 16th century Flemish artist Pieter Bruegel, is full of rowdy, rollicking peasants and strange proverbs. There is often so much going on in the background that one could nearly call it the "Where's Waldo?" of Tarot decks. There are some lovely things about it, however. I thought that the artist did a very good job capturing the spirit of Bruegel's work, which was generally quite complex. And I love the way that the peasants are robust and very "real." The point of this deck is not to paint a pretty, or idealized image of late medieval life. Here we see everything from the brawling to the drunk, to the mad. Yet, there is a lovely earthy quality to it all and the life depicted on these cards is rather rich and filled with loaves of freshly baked bread, jugs of wine, and pints of beer. Unfortunately, it's also filled with quite complicated symbolism. I find myself squinting at the pictures trying in vain to figure out what has just happened in the scene depicted or what some extremely bizarre image means. People wear beehives on their heads or sprout wings from their ankles, eyeballs with legs dash through the corner of the picture and I can't seem to find a meaning for any of it. That, in itself is rather frustrating, but added to that is the frustration that the small booklet that comes with it only offers vague proverbs as an explanation. All in all, these cards are good if you're a collector of art tarot, a fan of Bruegel's work, or a medieval enthusiast. However, their obscure symbols make them very difficult to deal with in a reading. I would definitely caution beginners to stay away.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x98c5c6e4) out of 5 stars Beautiful deck, out of print, get them while you can! 2 Dec. 2013
By John Dunn - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Cards Verified Purchase
These cards are beautiful, though someone who is new to the Tarot might want to get a little more practice first because if the Rider-Waite imagery is the only form you're familiar with then you might find these a bit hard to use, because the beautiful artwork on the pip cards are quite different than the standard Rider-Waite-Smith deck. I now have a new appreciation for Bruegel the Elder thanks to these beautiful cards; whom I'd never heard of before I saw this deck.

The Major Arcana cards show the principal "actors" in pleasant earth-tone colors while the backgrounds behind them are all soft tan monochrome. The card borders have the card's name in 6 different languages, including English, like most Lo Scarabeo decks do (made in Italy), which I do not find distracting at all...this in fact lends a sort of multicultural "feel" to them. The borders are in a pleasant "earthy tan" color and the backs of the cards are a monochrome tan copy of the deck's Sun card. They're quite unique if you're a collector.

And by the way...they shipped REALLY FAST! :-) Thank you.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8bb016d8) out of 5 stars Love this deck! 6 April 2014
By eugene stoyanov - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Cards
The deck is great, beautiful, witty and definitely has a soul! I love it not only because it's not another stupid interpretation of the Raider-Weite but because I feel so much more involved with it. The proverbs are very interesting approach and the pictures are amazing. The only flaw is that this deck is not suitable for new to Tarot - they will be really confused with the different meanings.
HASH(0x8c72d33c) out of 5 stars Beautiful and very wise deck! 26 Nov. 2014
By Boglarka Kiss - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Cards Verified Purchase
This deck is gorgeous! You will find a simple but awesome wisdom for every card in the LWB - and you will easily remember them when using the deck for readings! I do not know whose idea it was, but it is gorgeous, the imagery is wonderful and what I love in this deck is that it really makes you think of things on a higher and deeper level. The imagery might seem cruel at times, but Life is also cruel at times, and I love this approach a lot.

This deck is very clear about describing emotional backgrounds, but also gives you a very practical answer about everything. Very much real life-like, but also very deep and wise in its message! The proverbs and sayings are brilliant! If you are a collector, it is a must have deck, if not, it is also a wonderful one for deep and meaningful, very precise readings.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Casey - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Cards
I agree with the other reviewer. I collect card sets for the art work and this one is unique, if not weird and bizarre. It's near impossible to figure out what is going on within each image. Worth having as an art deck, but in my opinion pretty much impossible to read.
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