From one of the world's premier practitioners of classic magic, with years of experience instructing younger readers in the magical arts, comes this new revision of his complete guide to learning and performing fantastic feats of prestidigitation. Acclaimed by the Los Angeles Times as "the text that young magicians swear by," it's full of step-by-step instructions. More than 2,000 illustrations provide the know-how behind 300 techniques, from basic card tricks to advanced levitation, along with advice on planning and staging a professional-quality magic show.
|Publisher:||Running Press Book Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 10.72(h) x 1.19(d)|
|Age Range:||9 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Mark Wilson is first and foremost a famous magician, who the New York Times has recognized as “probably the nation's leading authority on magic.” He is also the hugely successful author of numerous kits and books devoted to instruction in the magical arts including the newly released Complete Course in Magic (Revised Ed.). Additionally, has made countless guest appearances throughout his career on every major TV talk show in the country. Mark Wilson resides in southern California.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Ask a magician what book you should pick up first when you want to learn magic, and the odds are good that he'll say 'Mark Wilson's Complete Course in Magic'. Ask him what book has been most useful to him over the course of his career, and he's likely to give you the same answer.Wilson was the first magician to be the star of his own TV show. He went on to successfully tour the world - he was the first Western magician to tour China when Nixon opened it up in the late 60's.He also knows his magic. This HUGE volume includes a wide variety of effects, from self-working to stage illusions, from cards to coins to silks to... well, just about everything. You could build a whole career on the effects in this book, and I suspect that many have.If you're seriously interested in pursuing magic as a hobby or career, there is no other book I could more heartily recommend.
I think it teaches you alot.