Magic of Ascanio (Vol. 3) by Ascanio

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Details: The Third Volume Includes some of his signature pieces like The Restless Lady, Alternating the Colors, and his legendary All-Backs routine. These routines were part of the act that Ascanio performed at the Amsterdam FISM Convention, where he won First Prize in Card Magic. Also included are his classics Sequacious Spades, and Cards Through the Table, The Ten Cards Up the Sleeve, The Aces of My Exam, Freddy Fah’s Wallet, Mentalism by Elimination, The Magical Nine, Stranger Ambitious Card, and The Nudist Deck. The book ends with Black Days, a masterpiece of magical thinking, as Arturo himself described it.

Volume three of “The Magic of Ascanio” series, the other volumes being,

Contents (from book ToC): 

10 A Word From the Publisher
12 Introduction (Camilo Vazquez)
14 Foreword in Three Acts
14 – Act One (Toni Cachadina)
15 – Act Two (Joan Font)
16 – Act Three (Manolo Tena)

19 Chapter One – His Classics
22 The Restless Lady
22 – First Version – 1970
27 — The Tenkai Turnover
34 – Second Version – ca. 1981
43 – Third Version – ca. 1985
45 — The Nail Twist
51 – Fourth and Last Version – ca. 1995
64 Alternating the Colors
68 – The Haphazard Shuffle
72 All-Backs
95 – Impromptu Version
99 – Appendix – Resealed (John Font)
102 Ascanio on Daley
104 The Ten Cards Up the Sleeve
107 – Covering the Bottom Palm
110 – Covering the One-Hand Spring Palm
112 – Covering the Left One-Hand Bottom Palm
113 – The Ascanio Ten Palm
116 Mentalism by Elimination – That Trick
121 – The Change and Reverse Gear Shuffle
137 Sequacious Spades – The Veil of the Night
147 – Impromptu Version
149 Cards Through the Table – the Hamman/Kaps Kings
154 Freddy Fah’s Wallet
159 The Magical Nine
161 – Baiting Actions
163 – Ascanio’s Handling of the Hamman Count
165 – D’Amico’s Replacement

173 Chapter Two The Stanley Collins Aces
175 Aces for Connoisseurs – Salute to Fred Kaps
182 The Aces of My Exam

191 Chapter Three The Ambitious Card
193 The Ambitious Ace
195 — One Handed Preparation for Vernon’s Depth Illusion
196 – Appendix the Twirl (Jerry Andrus)
198 Double Ambitious – The Seventh Heaven
198 – Ascanio’s Crimp
200 – The Trueba Revolving Replacement
202 – The Challening Double
208 – The Acrobatic Double
209 – The Ascanio Half-a-Double Palm
212 Stranger Ambitious Card
217 – The Jerry Andrus Replacement
221 The One Against Fifty-One Double Cut
223 The Matt Corin Transformation

227 Chapter Four The Nudist Deck
229 Nudist Cards – The 1949 Version
230 Nudist Cards – The 1956 Version
231 – Covering the Half Pass
234 Nudist Cards – Latest Version
235 – The Ascanio Spread Cut
237 – Ascanio’s Beveling Square-Up

249 Chapter Five Blue, Red, White
251 Blue, Red, White – A Constructional Study

271 Chapter Six Paul Curry’s Out of This World
273 Paul Curry’s Out of This World

279 Chapter Seven Assorted Tricks
281 Nomad Aces
289 Aces Vegas Style
294 The Trick of the Wise
299 Ascanio Visits Jennings

307 Chapter Eight – Sleights and Applications
309 The Le Temps Change
312 – Magical Coincidences
316 – Five Red and Five Black
318 Deception Through Timing
320 – In-Transit Actions in the Elmsley Count
320 – In-Transit Actions in the Hamman Count
321 Thoughts on the Double Lift
322 – Hitting the Double
324 – The Ascanio Double Turnover
324 – A Prepared Double
325 – The Return Turnover
326 – A Diminishing Lift Sequence
328 Transformation in Beauty
328 – Double Transformation
330 – A Single Transformation
331 – The Vanish and Reappearance of the Ace of Hearts
335 – Credential Cards

339 Chapter Nine Black Days
341 Black Days – Ascanio’s Version of a Trick by Juan Tamariz (Ascanio)
342 – Modus Operandi
342 – I. Evolution of the Trick and Va326 rious Anecdotes
343 – II. Set-Up
344 – III. Procedure
357 – IV. How to Proceed if the Thought-of Card is Guessed Correctly
358 – V. How to Perform the Trick Standing
358 – VI. How to Proceed If You Forget the Card
360 Sleights Used in Black Days
 360 – I. The Arnaldo Shuffle
361 – II. The TaHa Cut
363 – III. The Power Color Change
366 – IV. The Almost Pinkieless Maneuver
367 – V. On the Execution of the Le Temps Change
369 – VI. Variations of the One Against Fifty-One Double Cut
370 – VII. The Kaps Lapping Move
371 – VIII. The Weightless Double Turnover – The Reinvented Double
375 The Psychological Aspects of Black Days
375 – I. Construction
375 –I.1 Phases of a Trick
377 –I.2 Other Constructional Aspects
377 –I.3 Actions of Apparent Continuity
377 —I.3.1 Structure
378 —I.3.2 Features and Requirements
378 —I.3.3 Results
378 —I.3.4 Creating Actions of Apparent Continuity
380 – II. Presentation
380 –II.1 Patter
382 –II.2 The Hinting Phase
382 –II.3 Poetry and the Young
382 –II.4 Other Broken-Hearted Verses
383 – III Cover
383 –III.1 Mental Resources
383 —III.1.1 Mental Fixation
384 —III.1.2 Degrees of Deceptiveness
385 –III.2 Cover Through In-Transit Actions
385 –III.3 Cover for the Kaps Lapping Move
385 —III.3.1 False Actions and Secret Actions
386 —III.3.2 Covering the Move
387 –III.4 Cover for the Le Temps Change
387 —III.4.1 Cover Through Diluted Attention
387 —III.4.2 Cover Through the Tube Effect
389 Suum Cuique Tribuere – Credit Where It’s Due

391 Epilogue

  • Publisher: Paginas
  • Pages: 394
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Edited by: Jesus Etcheverry
  • Dimensions: 7″x9″
  • Date: 2008
  • Binding: hardbound

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