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Parlor magic and tricks

  • Kids' Magic Secretsby Loris Bree; Marlin Bree

    Marlor Press 2003; US$ 5.99

    Using everyday items found in most homes, aspiring young magicians can dazzle friends and family with this best-selling kid's guide to performing magic tricks. With the help of this book, young magicians can magically make things appear and disappear, make rubber bands seem to go through fingers, and make ghostly names appear on water tumblers. There... more...

  • Harry Houdini for Kidsby Laurie Carlson

    Chicago Review Press 2009; US$ 15.99

    From his impoverished childhood to his feat of becoming one of the most successful entertainers of all time, this fascinating biography presents a memorable portrait of magician and escape artist Harry Houdini. Guidelines for 21 fun magic tricks are also provided, including how to stick a needle into a balloon without popping it, how to step through... more...

  • Paul Daniels: Under No Illusion - My Autobiographyby Paul Daniels

    John Blake Publishing 2000; US$ 13.11

    He is the most famous magician in the world. His feats of illusion have earned him the highest honours the magic world can bestow, and legions of fans who hang on his every captivating act. Yet Paul Daniels is a widely mocked as he is love; a man whose incredible talent has earned him as much admirations as it has teasing. Behind the guise of the... more...

  • Zauberei für Dummiesby Oliver Erens

    Wiley 2012; US$ 17.50

    Mit diesem Buch werden Sie zu einem Magier. Sie lernen in Kneipen, im Büro oder auf Festen, ein Funkeln in die Augen Ihres Publikums zu hexen. Mit Karten und Münztricks, einigen Kunststücken für Fortgeschrittene, Mentalmagie und Schwebeeinlagen werden Sie Ihre Zuschauer verblüffen. Das ist aber noch nicht alles: Oliver Erens... more...

  • Tricks to Freak Out Your Friendsby Pete Firman

    Michael O' Mara Books 2013; US$ 9.99

    If you're interested in magic because on your 9th birthday your Mummy and Daddy booked the ruddy-faced Uncle Fiddlesticks who pulled a bunny out of a hat and made sweets appear from his pockets which he forced you to verify empty and you want to know how it was done. This book offers full of tricks to really get people talking. more...

  • Art and Ventriloquismby David Goldblatt

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    In this exciting collection of essays, available together for the first time, David Goldblatt studies key works including Nietzsche and Socrates, and uses the metaphor of ventriloquism to help understand how the art work speaks for the artist, and to the artwork and audience. more...

  • Magic Tricks & Illusionsby Will Goldston

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    Filled with secrets of conjuration, it demonstrates how anyone can amuse and baffle audiences, large or small, at home or on stage. Over 250 feats of legerdemain are outlined and illustrated, with a springboard of derivations offered for the ambitious entertainer. Each secret is simple ... all good secrets are. Likewise, the greater the illusion,... more...

  • Game Magicby Jeff Howard

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    Make More Immersive and Engaging Magic Systems in Games Game Magic: A Designer?s Guide to Magic Systems in Theory and Practice explains how to construct magic systems and presents a compendium of arcane lore, encompassing the theory, history, and structure of magic systems in games and human belief. The author combines rigorous scholarly analysis... more...

  • Trade of the Tricksby Graham Jones

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    From risqué cabaret performances to engrossing after-hours shop talk, Trade of the Tricks offers an unprecedented look inside the secretive subculture of modern magicians. Entering the flourishing Paris magic scene as an apprentice, Graham M. Jones gives a firsthand account of how magicians learn to perform their astonishing deceptions. He follows... more...

  • Tricks with Your Headby Mac King; Mark Levy

    Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 13.00

    ?Mac King is a god.? ?Penn and Teller Tricks with Your Head is the world?s greatest (and only) collection of hilarious, mystifying, and sometimes repulsive magic tricks that you can perform with your very own head. If you?ve only thought of your head as a receptacle for so-called higher learning, or as a structure for keeping your haircut from... more...