Reveals the secrets of over 120 magic tricks, and how to perform them
Amaze friends and family with simple-to-learn magic tricks using objects found around the home
Over 1000 superb close-in colour photographs show all the steps in fantastic detail, and from both the audience's and performer's perspectives
Includes an illustrated history of magic and magicians, from the origins of the art in Egypt, through the 19th and 20th centuries to the magic of today, featuring magicians such as Siegried and Roy, David Copperfield and David Blaine
A wide variety of tricks are covered, including Card Magic; Dinner Table Magic; Match Magic; String, Cord and Rope Magic; Mind Magic; Silk, Thimble and Paper Magic; and Money Magic
Put on your own magic show, children's entertainment, or just be ready to break the ice on any social occasion!
Get one step closer to the elusive magic circle - professional hints, tips and tricks of the trade
Magic is an age-old art form, which has the power to amaze and amuse both children and adults alike. This fully illustrated book includes over 120 amazing magic tricks to be used on a variety of different occasions. It offers simple tricks as well as some designed for the more advanced practitioner.
History of Mystery: the book opens with an introduction to the most important events and names in magic's rich history, including comedy and close-up magicians, illusionists and television magicians.
Card Magic: the scope for performing tricks with cards is enormous. This chapter explains how to grip, shuffle and control cards, how to force cards, do self-working tricks and peform advanced card flourishes.
Dinner Table Magic: items found on the dinner table can be used to entertain and amaze your guests. The tricks in this chapter focus on glasses, napkins, cutlery, straws, cups and sugar cubes.
Match Magic: the shape and size of matches make them ideal for creating optical illusions and simple magic tricks. With a box of matches in your pocket, you can perform an entire magic show.
String, Cord and Rope Magic: the cut and restored rope effect is a staple of the magician's repertoire. This chapter shows how to do this and other illusions such as making a knot disappear at will.
Mind Magic: your audiences will believe that you have psychic powers with the routines in this chapter. There are many ways of creating the impression of mind-reading and thought transference.
Silk, Thimble and Paper Magic: tricks using handkerchiefs and small objects have always been popular. This chapter shows how to do a variety of sleights of hand with these everyday props.
Money Magic: everyone enjoys watching money appear out of thin air! Once you have learnt basic techniques such as palming and vanishing, there are many tricks to perform with both coins and banknotes.
This book reveals the secrets of a wide range of tricks, and explains how to achieve a polished performance, with tips and advice on planning patter, rehearsing, and creating your own performance style. Step-by-step instructions with over 1000 photographs make it an indispensable guide for anyone seeking to master this fascinating art.
Nicholas Einhorn is a highly experienced magician. He has performed at world-renowned venues including the London Palladium and The Magic Castle, Hollywood and in countries including Belgium, Holland, Ireland, Israel, Morocco, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey. He is a member of the Inner Magic Circle and has been awarded the prestigious "gold star" for his high standard of performance. He became The Magic Circle Close-up Magician of the Year in 1997. His illusions have been purchased and performed by magicians all over the world, including some of the biggest names in magic such as Paul Daniels, and David Copperfield. Nicholas has been the resident magician at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club since 1996, where he continues to entertain within the corporate hospitality suites and executive boxes. He is a frequent performer at celebrity parties and on television including TV AM, Sky Star Search, This Morning, and Carlton Kids. He also develops and markets new magical effects for the magic fraternity. To date his illusions have been purchased and performed by magicians all over the world, including some of the biggest and most established names in magic, such as Paul Daniels and David Copperfield. www.einhorn.co.uk www.teachmetricks.com.
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