Re: Tarot Deck Facsimiles

#11
Huck wrote:Well, one might ask, if De Laurence wouldn't have made this epigonic operation, if then the Smith-Waite deck would have become so popular as it did.
Oh - The rather brief Wikipedia article says
...mocked and reviled among modern occultists for his plagiarism (or, more properly, book-pirating) of the Pictorial Key to the Tarot by Arthur Edward Waite...
so I thought that's why you posted the link. Anyway, I never paid any attention to the Waite-Smith Tarot until I found the De Laurent pdf and did some googling, and then, spurred on by your post, did some more googling. Now I'm enchanted.
Deliver me from reasons why you'd rather cry - I'd rather fly...
Jim Morrison - The Crystal Ship

Re: Tarot Deck Facsimiles

#12
hoo wrote: Oh - The rather brief Wikipedia article says
...mocked and reviled among modern occultists for his plagiarism (or, more properly, book-pirating) of the Pictorial Key to the Tarot by Arthur Edward Waite...
so I thought that's why you posted the link. Anyway, I never paid any attention to the Waite-Smith Tarot until I found the De Laurent pdf and did some googling, and then, spurred on by your post, did some more googling. Now I'm enchanted.
Yes, I thought, the information would be new to you.

Well, it's another point, how to interpret the information and it's value for the historical process, why just this deck took such a hypnotic effect on so much Americans ... :-) ...

"Author's fame" is often the result of a good marketing process, successful productions are not naturally "the best".
And the whole Tarot-success-story is a process of various forms of plagiarism.
And "Harry Potter" was just the work of a poor author and it's normal destiny would have been to go the same way as other works of other poor authors.
Huck
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Re: Tarot Deck Facsimiles

#13
'Kenji' over at Aeclectic Tarot
http://www.tarotforum.net/showthread.php?t=152736
has posted a link to his site, where he has added hi-rez photos of an original Rider-Waite deck (Apparently the edition known as 'Pamela A')
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/valet_de_coupe/e/ ... f250f66813
These are actually better looking than the ones on the Dover cd.
viewtopic.php?f=9&p=9621#p9621
Kenji's images are larger, clearer, and at 1200 dpi !
Deliver me from reasons why you'd rather cry - I'd rather fly...
Jim Morrison - The Crystal Ship

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