Device and Illusion by Jim Steinmeyer, Hahne

(c. 1991,1997) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)

Details: Jim Steinmeyer’s first book on stage illusions, containing 9 surprising and deceptive illusions and 6 stand-up effects for magicians. In each case, the emphasis is on presentation and practicality, with diagrams and dimensions so the effects can be constructed in workshops.

Now a standard text on the subject, Device and Illusion has been acclaimed as a valuable and important collection of effects, and many of the illusions in the book have been featured by professional magicians.

Contents (from book ToC):

5 Acknowledgements
7 About the Author
9 Introduction

13 Houdini’s Rope
21 Neon
31 Perforation
43 The Artist’s Daydream
53 India Rubber
61 Through a One Inch-Hole
71 Small Packages
81 Hot Air
93 The Lady in the Puzzle

107 Six Routines
107 The Two-Sided Triangle
109 Knot Unexpected: cut and restored rope with gimmicked knife
112 Black Confetti
117 Needles: East Indian Needle Trick
119 San Fernando Monte
123 Smoke and Fire: signed bill to lit cigar

131 In Conclusion: developing and performing magic

  • Publisher: Hahne
  • Pages: 134
  • Location: Burbank, CA, USA
  • Dimensions: 8″x9″
  • Date: 1991, 1997
  • Binding: hardbound

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Approx. Price: $40.00 (2003) ***

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