Reseña del editor This title includes information on how to perform amazing close-up tricks, baffling optical illusions and incredible mental magic. It reveals the secrets of over 120 magic tricks, with over 1000 step-by-step photographs. It helps you amaze friends and family with over 120 simple-to-learn magic tricks using objects found around the home. It is over 1000 superb close-in colour photographs show all the steps in fantastic detail, and from both the audience's and performer's perspectives. It includes an illustrated history of magic and magicians, from ancient Egypt through the 19th and 20th centuries to the magic of today. A wide variety of tricks are covered, including Card Magic; Dinner Table Magic; Match Magic; String, Cord and Rope Magic; Mind Magic; Silk, Thimble and Paper Magic; and, Money Magic. Put on your own magic show, children's entertainment, or just be ready to break the ice on any social occasion! It helps you get one step closer to the elusive magic circle - professional hints, tips and tricks of the trade. Magic is an age-old art form, which has the power to amaze and amuse children and adults alike. This fully illustrated book includes over 120 amazing magic tricks to be used on a variety of different occasions. It offers simple tricks as well as some for more advanced practitioners. This book opens with an introduction to important events and names in magic's rich history. It reveals the secrets of a wide range of tricks, and explains how to achieve a polished performance, with advice on planning patter, rehearsing, and creating your own performance style. Step-by-step instructions with over 1000 photographs make this a truly indispensable guide to the art of magic. Biografía del autor Nicholas Einhorn is a highly experienced magician. He has performed at world-renowned venues including the London Palladium and The Magic Castle, Hollywood and in countries including Belgium, Holland, Ireland, Israel, Morocco, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey. He is a member of the Inner Magic Circle and became the Magic Circle Close-up Magician of the Year in 1997. Nicholas is a frequent performer at celebrity parties and on television including TV AM, Sky Star Search, This Morning, and Carlton Kids.