The Lost Tarot Deck - An Exquisite Medieval Themed 78-Card Tarot by Hans Bauer
Hans Bauer has created a original and unique Tarot deck by imagining what might have happed if a Tarot deck was created after a chance encounter with the Renaissance polymath Leonardo da Vinci. The were cards created as if they were made with a crude prototype box camera nearly three and a half centuries before the actual invention of the first cameras in 1839.
The deck includes seventy-eight splendid cards of medieval imagery, including emperors, empresses, kings, queens, knights and their retinues, also a mage, the hierophant, the lovers, and the common folk of feudal England at the time of Henry VIII.
The majority of the primary elements for The Lost Tarot were photographed over the course of several years at two Renaissance fairs: the Texas Renaissance Faire, the world’s largest and most ambitious, located near Houston, and the Sherwood Forest Faire, near Austin. A handful of images were staged and photographed at Hans' home studio and surrounding areas. Some costumes, accessories, and armor for these images were created and shipped from distant lands.
- 78 color cards and 2 bonus mono cards
- Deck printed on Royal 330gsm glossy coated card stock
- Cards Measure 3" x 6", with a beautiful gold backing
- Printed in the US
Austrian-born Hans Bauer is a screenwriter (Anaconda, Titan A.E., among others), novelist (Anaconda: The Writer's Cut, Fishtale), and creator of photo-based art.
"My image world consists of people and landscapes unfamiliar to most, perceivably strange and ethereal, where place and subject merge fact and fiction; hinterlands where the veil has been lifted, far-flung outposts, port cities of the imagination, haunted territories, transition points between worlds, whirlpools spilling into parallel dimensions, shrouded lands straddling the waypoints between desire and dreams."