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How Magicians Think, Misdirection, Deception And Why Magic Matters

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How Magicians Think, Misdirection, Deception And Why Magic Matters

By Joshua Jay

The door to magic is closed, but it's not locked

And now Joshua Jay, one of the world's most accomplished magicians, not only opens that door but brings us inside to reveal the artistry and obsessiveness, esoteric history, and long-whispered-about traditions of a subject shrouded in mystery.


And he goes one step further: Joshua Jay brings us right into the mind of a magician-how they develop their other worldly skills, conjure up illusions, and leave the rest of us slack jawed with delight time after time. Along the way, Jay reveals another kind of secret, one all readers will find meaningful even if they never aspire to perform sleight of hand: What does it take to follow your heart and achieve excellence?


In 52 short, compulsively readable essays, Jay describes how he does it, whether it's through the making of illusions, the psychology behind them, or the way technology influences the world of magic. He considers the aesthetics of performance, discusses contemporary masters, including David Copperfield, Penn & Teller, and David Blaine, and details how magicians hone their craft. And answers questions like: Can a magic trick be too good? How do you saw a person in half? Is there real magic in the universe? The answers, like so much in magic and life, depend on you.



Magic Methods owner Eddy Wade give you his thoughts -  "Every magician should read this book! Many well thought out answers to what lay people ask you all the time. Use Josh's answer's to formulate your own responses to questions laymen are curious about in the Art of Magic!"

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307 pages, hardbound with dust jacket, size: 9 1/4 " by 6 1/4".

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