Nevil Maskelyne; David Devant Our Magic

ISBN 13: 9780685559284

Our Magic

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9780685559284: Our Magic

Two things are noteworthy. One, it is a must read book for magic theory.
Two, it has a 20 page biographical index of card tricks. This includes sleights as well. Anybody doing research on card moves or routines should have this index. It makes searching a lot easier. This book was rated one of the ten basic books for a working library of conjuring by H. Adrian Smith, historian, collector and owner of the largest private magic library in his time

Cintents of the book include

o The Real Secrets of Magic
o The Three Degrees in Art
o Unity
o Consistency
o Justification
o Surprise and Repetition
o Effects of Transition
o Climax
o Presentation
o Rehearsal
o Speed in Presentation
o Patter
o Stage Manner and Personality
o Mental Attitude
o The Importance of Artistic Principles
o Terminology
o General Analysis
o Misdirection
o Styles of Magic
o Manipulative Principles
o Principles of Mental Magic
o Mechanical Principles
o Optical Principles
o Acoustic Principles
o Electrical Principles
o Chemical and Molecular Principles
o Magical Inventions

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