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Parlor magic and tricks

  • Art and Ventriloquismby David Goldblatt

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    This exciting collection of David Goldblatt's essays, available for the first time in one volume, uses the metaphor of ventriloquism to help understand a variety of art world phenomena. It examines how the vocal vacillation between ventriloquist and dummy works within the roles of artist, artwork and audience as a conveyance to the audience of the... more...

  • Body Magicby John Fisher

    M. Evans & Company 2014; Not Available

    An entertaining handbook of magic tricks you can perform without fancy, costly equipment. more...

  • Free Magic Secrets Revealedby Mark Leiren-Young

    Harbour Publishing 2015; US$ 26.95

    Like all great adventures, this one starts with someone trying to get a girl. After all, King Meneleaus didn't go to Troy for the baklava. Playwright, journalist, comedian and bestselling author Mark Leiren-Young recalls his teenage escapades in this hilarious memoir and coming-of-age story. A geeky bully-magnet, Mark was seventeen and wanted to... more...

  • Game Magicby Jeff Howard

    CRC Press 2014; US$ 59.95

    How to Use This Book Who Is This Book For? A Note on Audience, and a Symbolic Key of Intended Audiences Triangulating Game Magic Magic Systems in Theory and Practice Putting the Magic Back in Magic Systems A History of Game Magic Systems Occult Magic and Game Magic Magical Grammars Ritual and Symbolic Correspondences Ritual and... 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...

  • Hey Presto!by Chris Stone

    Pavilion Books 2014; US$ 5.82

    The world?s greatest and most celebrated magicians, conjurors and illusionists can make us believe the unbelievable, the impossible possible. But, of course, just like everybody else these conjurors had to start at a beginning. They too had to learn the simple (but effective) card tricks, the easy (but imaginative) coin tricks and the basic (but still... more...

  • Houdini Graphic Biographyby Inc. Saddleback Educational Publishing

    Saddleback Publishing 2008; US$ 10.95

    Fast-paced and easy-to-read, these softcover 32-page graphic biographies teach students about historical figures: those who lead us into new territory, pursued scientific discoveries; battled injustice and prejudice; and broke down creative and artistic barriers. These biographies offer a variety of rich primary and secondary source material to support... more...

  • Houdini and Conan Doyleby Christopher Sandford

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 2011; US$ 8.74

    In the early twentieth century, Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini were two of the most fêted and famous men alive. Their relationship was extraordinary: Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of the ultra-rational detective Sherlock Holmes, was a believer in Spiritualism. He came to his belief that one could communicate with the dead, after his son and... more...

  • I Lie for Moneyby Steve Spill

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 24.99

    In this funny, irreverent, unique, eccentric memoir, magician Steve Spill reveals how he managed to survive decades inside a rarely profitable, sometimes maddening, but often deliciously rewarding offbeat showbiz profession—magic! Spill tells of how his tailor grandfather sewed secret pockets in a magician?s tuxedo back in 1910, which started his... more...

  • International Volunteer Tourismby S.L. Wearing; N.G. McGehee

    CABI 2013; US$ 125.00

    Volunteer tourism has increased in popularity and prevalence and is no longer considered only a small section of alternative tourism. It is now part of the mainstream tourism industry and tourism experience for many people. Concentrating on the experience of the volunteer tourist and the host community, this new edition builds on the view of volunteer... more...