Card College Lightest by Roberto Giobbi

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Details: This Is Not Your Father’s “Self-Working” Card Book! From the author of Card College, the world’s most acclaimed course on sleight-of-hand card magic, comes Card College Light, Roberto Giobbi’s first text focused entirely on professional caliber card tricks requiring no manipulative skill.

For whom is this book intended? It is for beginners, of course—but by no means in total. This book is intended for everyone who has always wanted to perform card tricks, but who didn’t have the time necessary to learn complex routines, or the years necessary to master difficult techniques. So, yes, this book is certainly meant for beginners.

However, it is also directed at those who are already proficient in the craft. Card College Light is i a class apart from other books that focus on sleightless card tricks. When it comes to artistic considerations—interpretation, staging, communication and psychology—other books seldom even recognize such concepts. Card College Light strives to remain as simple as possible, yet to identify concepts and to open doors that put sleightless tricks into the context of artistic and utterly baffling card magic. Although other books consider the same type of material, their approaches to it are quite different from Giobbi’s.

Most of the tricks taught are from Mr. Giobbi’s active professional repertoire, with which he baffles the public and magicians, too. Every trick can be done with any deck of cards of average quality, and many can be done under all performance conditions, with a borrowed deck and no preparation. With these sleightless tricks, you can easily acquire a reputation as a magician who can really make magic.

Card College Lightest is the final volume of Roberto Giobbi’s acclaimed “Light” trilogy. In it are taught 18 thoroughly astonishing tricks of professional quality, complete with performing psychology, presentations, valuable tips and insights, all of which contribute to making these sleightless effects into near miracles.

The tricks Giobbi has selected this time range from time-tested classics to little-known wonders by masters of the craft, including Larry Becker, Henry Christ, Aldo Colombini, Paul Curry, Alex Elmsley, Karl Fulves, Martin Gardner, Stewart James, Howard Adams, Richard Vollmer and more.

Also explained are simple methods for achieving false shuffles, deck switches and other techniques usually attainable only by demanding sleight-of-hand.

Roberto Giobbi is acknowledged worldwide as the finest living teacher of card magic. His Card College series is a best-seller in five languages, and Card College Lightest is the newest example of why he and his works are held in such high regard by magicians of all levels, from rank amateur to seasoned professional. If you have read his books, you will need no urging to buy Card College Lightest. If you have yet to encounter Roberto Giobbi, you will find Card College Lightest a delightful introduction.

Contents:

  • Thanks
  • Introduction
  • Paul Bocuse’s Fried Eggs
  • Einstein’s Card Trick
  • Through the Magic Looking Glass
  • The Magic Card
  • Mental Flush
  • Follow the Leader
  • Gemini Calling
  • Cardstalt
  • Cardstalt Plus
  • Cheers, Mr. Galasso!
  • Chance by Plan
  • Posi-Negative Coordination
  • Man Seeks Woman
  • A Swindle of Sorts
  • Two, Six, Ten
  • Numerology
  • Further Than Ever
  • The Vanishing Deck
  • A Card Gag
  • Final Thoughts
  • Notes

 

  • Publisher: Hermetic Press
  • Pages: 132
  • Location: Seattle, Washington
  • Dimensions: 6″x9″
  • Date: 2010
  • Binding: hardbound

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Approx. Price: $35.00 (2010) ***

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