Absolute Magic by Derren Brown

(c. 2003) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)


5 Author’s Note 
7 Brief Notes On The Second Edition 
17 Preface

25 Part One  
25 Starting Points 
31 Magic and Theatre 
49 Meaning and Vision

61 Part Two  
61 Withholding the Power 
61 Suggestion and Presence 
73 Suggestion and Character 
77 The Devil’s Picture-Book 
83 Environmental Issues 
91 Designing With Cause 
110 Relating To Performance 
117 Cold and Nasty 
127 Setting the Stage 
133 A Different Look at Pick-Pocketing 
143 Outside Pocket 
147 The Watch Steal 
151 The Cigarette Through Shirt as Misdierction for Extensive Thievery 
157 Unnerving Reveals 
163 Recreation and Repetition 
167 Acting Technique-Remembering to Forget

179 Part Three  
179 Creativity in Isolation 
189 How to be Yourself 
195 Prestige and Disillusionment 
203 A Note On Perverse Spectator Handling 
211 Thank You For Your Time

213 Epilogue
213 An Essay – Can Magic be Art? New Thoughts 
220 Art as Representation 
222 Art as Expression 
227 Art and Form 
232 Art and Aesthetic Experience 
235 Against Definition 
237 Conclusions: How We Define Art 
239 Magic and Art

  • Publisher: H&R Magic Books
  • Pages: 251
  • Location: Humble, TX, USA
  • Dimensions: 6″x10″
  • Date: 2003
  • Binding: hardbound

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