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The magic book

The magic book

: 1400s - 1950s

by edited by Noel Daniel ; introduction by Ricky Jay ; essays and captions by Mike Caveney and Jim Steinmeyer
10th December, 2018

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Magic has enchanted humankind for millennia, evoking terror, laughter, shock, and amazement. Once persecuted as heretics and sorcerers, magicians have always been conduits to a parallel universe of limitless possibility-whether invoking spirits, reading minds, or inverting the laws of nature by sleight of hand. Long before science fiction, virtual realities, video games, and the Internet, the craft of magic was the most powerful fantasy world man had ever known. As the pioneers of special effects throughout history, magicians have never ceased to mystify us by making the impossible possible.

This book celebrates more than 500 years of the stunning visual culture of the world's greatest magicians. Featuring more than 750 rarely seen vintage posters, photographs, handbills, and engravings as well as paintings by Hieronymus Bosch and Bruegel among others, The Magic Book traces the history of magic as a performing art from the 1400s to the 1950s. Combining sensational images with incisive text, the book explores the evolution of the magicians' craft, from medieval street performers to the brilliant stage magicians who gave rise to cinematic special effects; from the 19th century's golden age of magic to groundbreaking daredevils like Houdini and the early 20th century's vaudevillians.

Details & Specs

Author: Noel Daniel Mike Caveney Jim Steinmeyer


Publisher: Taschen


Format: Hardback


ISBN: 9783836574167


Publication Date: 10th December, 2018


Pages: 527


Dimensions: 240 x 170 x 50 mm


Notes: illustrations (black and white, and colour)


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