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The Lost Tarot Deck and Guidebook - An Exquisite Medieval Themed 78-Card Tarot by Hans Bauer

$90.00

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.

This offering includes a comprehensive guidebook for the complete 78-Card Edition of The Lost Tarot, authored by Carly Fischer, a Tarot professional and arcane aficionado.

Specs
  • 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
  • Includes a complete 5.83" x 8.27" guide for all 78 cards of The Lost Tarot by Carly Fischer
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Creator

Hans Bauer

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."

 

Customer Reviews

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Marjorie Giesecke
Sentimental purchase

If you're from Texas, you'll recognize some of the folk from local ren faires. Makes me smile. Beautifully done.

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B.B.
Beautiful, insightful cards, but a disappointment

I am so disappointed by these cards. The artwork is beautiful and thought provoking which I love in a tarot deck. The guidebook is also lovely, well written and provides great insight into the cards and tarot in general. Here’s the problem; short of being an NBA star or having Marian’s syndrome, I can’t use these cards! I suppose it’s my own fault for not being more diligent in reason the specs, but these cards are huge! I cannot comfortably shuffle them and, even more concerning, I cannot hold them in a way that works with the way I read. Simply put, I doubt I will use these cards much because they are so cumbersome! And for the price (this is the most expensive deck I own) I am devastated by this! Also, of lesser but still valid concern, is the packaging. For $90 I’d expect to get something better than a tuck box and completely separate guide book. I am so sorry these cards are not a better size. I understand the desire to set yourself apart from the thousands of other decks, but this is not the way to do it. The set already stands out for its illustrations and eloquent guide. There was absolutely no need to make the cards gargantuan. I can’t express how sad I am that I won’t be able to comfortably use these cards. Live and learn I guess.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
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Marjorie Giesecke
Sentimental purchase

If you're from Texas, you'll recognize some of the folk from local ren faires. Makes me smile. Beautifully done.

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B.B.
Beautiful, insightful cards, but a disappointment

I am so disappointed by these cards. The artwork is beautiful and thought provoking which I love in a tarot deck. The guidebook is also lovely, well written and provides great insight into the cards and tarot in general. Here’s the problem; short of being an NBA star or having Marian’s syndrome, I can’t use these cards! I suppose it’s my own fault for not being more diligent in reason the specs, but these cards are huge! I cannot comfortably shuffle them and, even more concerning, I cannot hold them in a way that works with the way I read. Simply put, I doubt I will use these cards much because they are so cumbersome! And for the price (this is the most expensive deck I own) I am devastated by this! Also, of lesser but still valid concern, is the packaging. For $90 I’d expect to get something better than a tuck box and completely separate guide book. I am so sorry these cards are not a better size. I understand the desire to set yourself apart from the thousands of other decks, but this is not the way to do it. The set already stands out for its illustrations and eloquent guide. There was absolutely no need to make the cards gargantuan. I can’t express how sad I am that I won’t be able to comfortably use these cards. Live and learn I guess.