Can you trust your eyes? This discovery in the ‘Ology series amazes and thrills as the closely guarded secrets of the illusionologists are revealed!
Do you wonder how Harry Houdini performed his amazing escapes? Are you burning to learn the art of making a beautiful woman appear to levitate? Look closely, for the secrets of the world's most famous magicians and illusionists — from the ancient Egyptians through the early twentieth century “Handcuff King” himself — are contained within! More than a fascinating history of magic through the ages, Illusionology is an indispensable guide unveiling step-by-step instructions for more than twenty-five astonishing feats. Master the classic cups-and-ball illusion! Mesmerize your friends with mindreading card tricks! Along with sundry flaps and booklets, readers will find props for their own sleight of hand, including:
— A magical “dematerializer”
— A set of trick playing cards
— A pair of “disappearing spot” paddles
— A “levitating” card!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
There are books about magic, there are books on how to do magic, and there is Illusionology, a magical book of pop-ups, pull-outs and open-ups, optical illusion cards, magic card, and disappearing cards, illustrations, pamphlets and diagrams ¿ all devoted to the history and practice of magic. Illusionology gives instructions for feats of prestidigitation as well as revealing the secrets behind seemingly miraculous stunts. But be warned, despite its intriguing subjects matter, colourful format and engaging presentation, this is not a book to give to children ¿ unless you are prepared to watch a host of amateur conjuring acts.
I loved this boook! It was Awesome! It comes with fun magic tricks that you can do yourself. You will also enjoy reading an interesting history of famous magicians. --- Ethan, age 11