Italo Calvino. Texts by Italo Calvino, Sergio Samek Ludovici
1969 / 168 PAGES.
Language: Two editions: English, French
Italo Calvino wrote Il castello dei destini incrociati (“The Castle of Crossed Destinies”) inspired by the magnificent illuminated cards from this tarot deck, created in the 15th century for the Visconti family.
Leafing through this volume, where the tarot cards are reproduced in their original format and colours and accompanied, in addition to Calvino’s story, by a detailed essay by Sergio Samek Ludovici, readers will feel the same illusion. Recognising, behind the fanciful characters depicted in the miniatures, the society of the time – the Autumn of the Middle Ages – when the tarot cards were created, and whose dreams and illusions they mirror.