From the introduction to Knights:
"These images work on many levels and provide a rich resource for contemplation.The broadest range of human personality is symbolized by these suits from the aggressive/intellectual swords to the passive/emotional cups. It was this range I wished to portray and I had the opportunity to travel to Italy to find the proper site. From a distance I read about the hill town of Assisi with its pink stone fortresses and St Francis's Basilica. The town rises like a vision from the flat fertile fields. There one finds ancient manifestations of the military, agricultural, mercantile and spiritual activities upon which the respective suits of swords, wands, pentacles and cups were based. I was thrilled as I climbed up the narrow streets and rounded the bend to see the fortress which matched my sketch for the cover image. It was a dream realized."
Two of Pentacles
Five of Cups
Four of Swords
Two of Wands
In 1990, photographer Bea Nettles was commissioned to create a body of photographs based upon the Tarot deck. These images were shot on location in Assisi, Italy. They appear together as a book of hand colored photographs.
Knights of Assisi: A Journey Through the Tarot has a full color dust jacket and decorative end-papers with the look and feel of the pink rock walls of Italy.
Knights of Assisi: A Journey Through the Tarot ©Bea Nettles 1990
24 pages, 17 full color plates, 8.5" square with dust jacket. Softbound.
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