Impromptu (aka The Encyclopedia of Impromptu Magic) by Martin Gardner (Deluxe Edition) - Book
Deluxe Edition: Each copy of the deluxe edition of only 125 copies is numbered, housed in a custom wooden case with a ribbon for easy removal, and personally signed by both Martin Gardner and Jay Marshall, who made this edition possible. (Before Martin and Jay's passing, when The Miracle Factory and Magic, Inc. first began this project, the two of them painstakingly autographed the numbered signature sheets that are mounted in each book.)
In association with The Miracle Factory, Magic Inc. is pleased to announce the release of Impromtu AKA The Encyclopedia of Impromptu Magic. Todd Karr from Miracle Factory, in collaboration with Jay Marshall and Martin Gardner set upon the formidable task of expanding and updating Martin Gardner's Encyclopedia of Impromptu Miracles. More than 10 in the making, the project has been a formidable one. Along the way, we have lost both Jay Marshall and Martin Gardner. Yet they both would have been proud to have this new edition on their bookcase!
- Completely new layout!
- 864 pages
- 40-page color section
- More than 1700 effects and stunts
- 1200 extra items compiled by Gardner
- More than 2600 illustrations, including 900 explanatory drawings
- Gardner's notes and annotations
- 40 Gardner letters
- Early Gardner magic booklets
- Hundreds of vintage illustrations
- Interviews with Martin Gardner
- Essay on the history of impromptu magic
- New introduction by Gardner
- Essays by Teller, John Fisher, and Mark Setteducati
- Categorized and indexed for easy access
- Printed on luxurious matte-finish acid-free paper
- Hardbound and Smyth-sewn
This is the most comprehensive collection of close-up magic tricks using ordinary objects calling for no special apparatus, gimmicks or advanced preparation. From tricks with apples and bottle caps to toothpicks and whisk brooms, this collection offers concise and practical instructions for a wide range of fascinating magic.
There will never be a greater book in magic. – John Fisher
A really beautiful edition of a book that deserves to be called a classic. So many ideas to challenge and inspire us! – Eugene Burger
A mind blowing volume that exceeded my high expectations! – Michael Mode, Big Lightbulb, Inc.
The improved Gardner book is phenomenal, filled with gems that will fool lay audiences as well as magicians. I'll be referencing it often for new ideas and material! – Jade
A huge achievement! Like all Miracle Factory releases, the design and presentation is excellent. I look forward to many quality hours reading and learning from this important work. – Doug Scheer
I haven't been able to put it down since I received it. I can't tell you how many bits of business I'll be getting out of this book. What a fabulous reference. Thanks Todd! – Mike Thornton
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