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Device & Illusion

by Steinmeyer, Jim

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Category: Stage
Media Type: Book
Publisher: Hahne

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Long heralded as a classic in the field, Device and Illusion is a unique collection of nine practical illusions for almost any setting. The book is complete with dimensions, routines and the thinking behind the creations. Included are six additional signature stand-up routines. Included are: The Lady in the Puzzle, a modern disappearance; a stretching illusion which can be built for less than $50; Neon, a penetration of a lady through a row of lit electrical bulbs.

Hardbound, 134 pages.
Date Added: Mar 16th, 2003
MLA SKU: OpREVBbkQ7BhJYo

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December 14th, 2002 6:50pm
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Reviewed by CaptainRhinestones
First, a little history. In the early eighties WHAM! broke up. I was terribly upset. I didn't recover until 1991 when I received this book as a gift. It was released within months of John Carney's Carneycopia and both books changed the way I viewed magic and raised the bar for magic books!

Anyone who has read Jim Steinmeyer's wonderful column in MAGIC, "Conjuring", understands that he has throughout his life studied great magicians of the past and associated with some of the very best minds of the present. He is in my view a national treasure along with a handful of others who have elevated magic through real love.

In Device and Illusion you'll find some of his best creations. In addition to the fine illusions he describes, of which "Through a One Inch-Hole" is my favorite, you'll discover some damn good stand-up routines. "Knot Unexpected" is a simple and clever way of doing cut-and-restored rope with a gimmicked knife. I saw Doug Henning do this when I was 14 and it... [Read More]
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