The Expert At The Card Table

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The Expert At The Card Table The Classic Treatise On Card Manipulation

Author : S. W. Erdnase
ISBN : 1444656821
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This early works on The Expert at the Card Table is a must have for any card playing enthusiast. To all lovers of card games it should prove interesting, and as a basis of card entertainment it is practically inexhaustible, with much of the information still useful and practical today. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Artifice Ruse And Subterfuge The Expert At The Card Table Graphic Novel

Author : David Trustman
ISBN : 0997892781
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The Expert at the Card Table has been the most studied card manipulation book for almost 120 years. For the first time you can meet the author S.W. Erdnase, the man shrouded in mystery, and session one-on-one with him. Every page is full of rich illustrations, complete with the original illustrations being re-inked and incorporated into this seminal work. Adapted and illustrated by David Trustman (The Rise, GOD Slap, The Memory Arts) The Expert at the Card Table Graphic Novel is a entirely true to the original, but reformatted to be as reader friendly as possible. With almost an additional 100 figure drawings, this is the most expansive version of The Expert to date.

The Art Of Magic

Author : Thomas Nelson Downs
ISBN : NYPL:33433017993506
Genre : Magic tricks
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Category: Magic tricks

The Bookseller

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ISBN : UIUC:30112081497379
Genre : Bibliography
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Experiencing The Impossible

Author : Gustav Kuhn
ISBN : 9780262039468
Genre : Psychology
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How the scientific study of magic reveals intriguing—and often unsettling—insights into the mysteries of the human mind. What do we see when we watch a magician pull a rabbit out of a hat or read a person's mind? We are captivated by an illusion; we applaud the fact that we have been fooled. Why do we enjoy experiencing what seems clearly impossible, or at least beyond our powers of explanation? In Experiencing the Impossible, Gustav Kuhn examines the psychological processes that underpin our experience of magic. Kuhn, a psychologist and a magician, reveals the intriguing—and often unsettling—insights into the human mind that the scientific study of magic provides. Magic, Kuhn explains, creates a cognitive conflict between what we believe to be true (for example, a rabbit could not be in that hat) and what we experience (a rabbit has just come out of that hat!). Drawing on the latest psychological, neurological, and philosophical research, he suggests that misdirection is at the heart of all magic tricks, and he offers a scientific theory of misdirection. He explores, among other topics, our propensity for magical thinking, the malleability of our perceptual experiences, forgetting and misremembering, free will and mind control, and how magic is applied outside entertaiment—the use of illusion in human-computer interaction, politics, warfare, and elsewhere. We may be surprised to learn how little of the world we actually perceive, how little we can trust what we see and remember, and how little we are in charge of our thoughts and actions. Exploring magic, Kuhn illuminates the complex—and almost magical—mechanisms underlying our daily activities.
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Magic As A Performing Art

Author : Robert Gill
ISBN : STANFORD:36105216811690
Genre : Card tricks
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The Magician And The Cardsharp

Author : Karl Johnson
ISBN : 9781466833043
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A famous magician's journey to find the greatest cardsharp ever evokes the forgotten world of magic where Americans found escape during the Great Depression It has the nostalgic quality of an old-fashioned fable, but Karl Johnson's The Magician and the Cardsharp is a true story that lovingly re-creates the sparkle of a vanished world. Here, set against the backdrop of America struggling through the Depression, is the world of magic, a realm of stars, sleight of hand, and sin where dreams could be realized - or stolen away. Following the Crash of '29, Dai Vernon, known by magicians as "the man who fooled Houdini," is tramping down Midwestern backroads, barely making ends meet. While swapping secrets with a Mexican gambler, he hears of a guy he doesn't quite believe is real - a legendary mystery man who deals perfectly from the center of the deck and who locals call the greatest cardsharp of all time. Determined to find the reclusive genius, Vernon sets out on a journey through America's shady, slick, and sinful side - from mob-run Kansas City through railroad towns that looked sleepy only in the daytime. Does he find the sharp? Well, Karl Johnson did - after years of research into Vernon's colorful quest, research that led him to places he never knew existed. Johnson takes us to the cardsharp's doorstep and shows us how he bestowed on Vernon the greatest secret in magic. The Magician and the Cardsharp is a unique and endlessly entertaining piece of history that reveals the artistry and obsession of a special breed of American showmen.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Sleight Of Hand

Author : Books, LLC
ISBN : 115660642X
Genre : Games
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 25. Chapters: Karl Fulves, The Expert at the Card Table, Larry Jennings, Ricky Jay, Jean Hugard, Jeff McBride, Karrell Fox, Tom Stone, Herb Zarrow, Ambitious card, Second dealing, Thumb tip, Rocco Silano, Al Baker, Milton Kort, Paul LePaul, Frank Garcia, Card manipulation, August Roterberg, Emil Jarrow, Han Ping Chien, Francis Carlyle, Frederick Braue, French drop, Lewis Ganson, Greg Frewin, Ralph W. Hull, Peter Kane, Edward Victor, Jack Chanin, Palming, Object manipulation, Stewart Judah, Lennart Green, Juan Tamariz, Ellis Stanyon, Bottom dealing, Retention of vision vanish, Zarrow shuffle, Double lift, Standard Palm: "Magician's Palm," Charlier Cut, Coin manipulation, Gibeciere, Coin walk, Herrmann pass. Excerpt: Karl Fulves is a magician and author of numerous books on magic. Karl Fulves lives in Fairlawn, New Jersey, and is a private person who has repeatedly turned down all requests for interviews. There is not much known about him other than his incredible output of magic literature. He has taught thousands of beginners, young and old, to perform remarkable feats of sleight of hand through the books he has published. Fulves is most well known for his "Self-Working" book series from Dover. Karl Fulves took over The New Phoenix magazine from Don Tanner. He published three more issues and then at issue 400 in October 1965 stated "The bird will be fondly laid to rest." He then started a new magazine called The Pallbearers Review which continued until 1975. He also started another periodical called Epilogue from 1967 until 1976. In 1970, Joseph K. Schmidt submitted Fulves a coin flourish complete with illustrations. The contribution was published in Volume 5, Issue #10 of Pallbearers. Fulves was very impressed with Schmidt's artistic abilities and, coincidentally, was looking for an artist to illustrate some of the lengthier rou...
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ISBN : STANFORD:36105133538970
Genre : Art and society
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Vaudeville Times

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105133505565
Genre : Vaudeville
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Category: Vaudeville