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How magicians think : misdirection, deception, and why magic matters / Joshua Jay.

Jay, Joshua,(author.).
Book Book ([2021])
Description: ix, 310 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Publisher: New York : Workman, [2021]
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  • ISBN: 9781523507436 (hardcover) :
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Contents:
Why magic? (part 1) -- When did you know magic would be your life? -- What is magic? -- What does it ... Read More
Summary:
"Joshua Jay, one of the world's most accomplished magicians, not only opens that door but brings us ... Read More
Citation: Jay, Joshua. "How magicians think : misdirection, deception, and why magic matters." New York : Workman, 2021.
 
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5050 . ‡aWhy magic? (part 1) -- When did you know magic would be your life? -- What is magic? -- What does it feel like to perform magic? -- How do you saw someone in half? -- Why don't magicians repeat their tricks? -- Seriously, how do you saw someone in half? -- What happens if a magician reveals a secret? -- How do you create magic? -- How are we fooled exactly? -- Who are your favorite magicians? (part 1) -- What do you do for a living? -- How often do magicians practice? -- Was Harry Houdini the greatest magician ever? -- Why is magic still so male-dominated? -- Why isn't Houdini considered the greatest magician ever? -- How do you build a magic show? -- How do magicians use technology? -- How are you using technology? -- What role do words play in magic? -- Who are your favorite magicians? (part 2) -- Do magicians get fooled? -- Why do some people hate magic? -- Who is the hardest audience to fool? -- What's your most difficult trick? -- Could you cheat at cards? -- What makes David Copperfield so iconic? -- Is magic art? -- What's the weirdest show you've ever done? -- What do you think about when you perform? -- And what about right before you go on stage? -- How did Houdini die? -- What's worse, screwing up a trick or dealing with hecklers? --Why aren't there more black magicians? -- Does magic look different in other countries? -- What makes Penn & Teller so dynamic? -- What's your favorite magic trick? -- What do magicians do in secret? -- Do you have magic students? -- What is the magic castle? -- Who are your favorite magicians? (part 3) -- But do you have a very favorite magician? -- Do magicians insure their hands? -- Is David Blaine for real? -- Can a magic trick be too good? -- What are the Magic Olympics? -- Why do magicians pull rabbits out of hats? -- Is magic memorabilia valuable? -- Why do magicians have such big egos? -- Is there real magic in the universe -- What's the next big thing in magic? -- Why magic? (part 2)
520 . ‡a"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. 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." -- ‡cDescription provided by publisher.
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