More magicians have found their entry into card magic with this book than any other book on the market. It is a classic work that that teaches a number of essential sleights and a lot of excellent tricks to learn and perform.
Release on 2012-06-28 | by Jean Hugard,Frederick Braué
Author: Jean Hugard,Frederick Braué
Pubpsher: Courier Corporation
Category: Games & Activities
DIVSimple-to-use book gives versatile repertoire of first rate card tricks. The authors, both expert magicians, present clear explanations of basic techniques and over 100 complete tricks. 121 figures. /div
With this easy-to-understand and much-illustrated book you'll learn the classic repertoire of first-rate card tricks. Whether you're a beginner or professional, this is a must-read. Before long, you'll be doing card magic that will astound everyone.
Release on 2016-10-11 | by Jean Hugard,Frederick Braue
The Royal Road to Card Magic
Author: Jean Hugard,Frederick Braue
Pubpsher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Games & Activities
If you practice any sort of magic—or plan on giving it a try—you probably know that for most people, card tricks are often the starting point. If you have a deck of cards readily available, as many common households do, the only things required to wow an audience are a little sleight of hand and a magician’s secrets. In spite of the timeless credo “good magicians never reveal their secrets,” renowned magicians Jean Hugard and Frederick Braué generously divulged theirs in Card Tricks: The Royal Road to Card Magic. Published originally in the 1940s, this classic guide contains more than one hundred spectacular tricks allowing anyone to pick up a deck and dazzle an audience—whether their performance is in a theatre, at a party, or even on the street! With more than 120 illustrations to accompany trick instructions and the addition of a new foreword by Steven Cohen, a master of sleight of hand, this edition of Card Tricks is one of the leading authoritative books on card magic.
Simple, easy-to-follow instructions and 105 figure drawings show how to execute more than 35 amazing card tricks using such ordinary items as a handkerchief, notepaper, piece of string, candle, and a deck of cards. Beginners will soon be performing remarkable feats iincluding The Thirty Card Trick, A False Riffle Shuffle, and more.
Release on 1976 | by Karl Fulves,Joseph K. Schmidt
72 Foolproof Card Miracles for the Amateur Magician
Author: Karl Fulves,Joseph K. Schmidt
Pubpsher: Courier Corporation
72 spectacular and entertaining tricks: card locations, coincidence tricks, mental magic with cards, tricks with double endings, tricks with two decks, predictions, tricks with borrowed decks, trick poker deals. Easy-to-learn, clearly illustrated, these tricks produce spectacular effects with a minimum of practice. 42 illustrations.
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW A PRACTICAL HANDBOOK with complete instructions for a routine of card tricks performed using the cards as they are removed from the manufacturers sealed carton. The book is designed to guide the beginner in card magic through all the procedures required to produce effects that will delight, surprise, and amaze an audience. Full explanations are given of all the handling required and the tricks can be performed with the minimum of manipulation and, if wished, without the use of any sleights-of-hand.
A PRACTICAL HANDBOOK of card magic that brings together material from the same authors previous books on the subject augmented with additional information. It includes not only detailed descriptions of the tricks of three complete routines but also clear instructions on their performance. The effects can be produced without any sleights-of-hand and with a minimum of manipulation of the cards and all the handling required is fully explained.
Amaze your friends and master extraordinary skills and illusions
Author: Anthony Galvin
Pubpsher: Hachette UK
Whether you are a budding magician wanting to discover the basics of modern magic or an experienced hobbyist wanting to develop further, this book will enable you to quickly and easily master extraordinary magic tricks and skills that will astound and enthrall your audience. Using everyday objects to perform mind-boggling illusions, you will be able to become a confident and competent magician. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of magic tricks. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Magicians, Mentalists, Math Geeks, and the Hidden Powers of the Mind
Author: Alex Stone
Pubpsher: Harper Collins
Category: Biography & Autobiography
From the back rooms of New York City’s age-old magic societies to cutting-edge psychology labs, three-card monte games on Canal Street to glossy Las Vegas casinos, Fooling Houdini recounts Alex Stone’s quest to join the ranks of master magicians. As he navigates this quirky and occasionally hilarious subculture populated by brilliant eccentrics, Stone pulls back the curtain on a community shrouded in secrecy, fueled by obsession and brilliance, and organized around one overriding need: to prove one’s worth by deceiving others. But his journey is more than a tale of tricks, gigs, and geeks. By investing some of the lesser-known corners of psychology, neuroscience, physics, history, and even crime, all through the lens of trickery and illusion, Fooling Houdini arrives at a host of startling revelations about how the mind works--and why, sometimes, it doesn’t.