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Card Manipulations by Jean Hugard - Book
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Illustrated Directions On How To Do Over 165 Card Tricks and Stunts

To the magician and to most audiences, card manipulations are the most fascinating type of card trick.

Since the manipulator's skill is the only determining factor, once a degree of card dexterity is acquired the performer can go on to learn tricks sure to entertain, at any time, with no further preparation, using any available deck of cards for the performance.

In this five-book series, Jean Hugard, master performer on stage and with small groups, teaches the passes, palming methods, shuffles, arm spreads, color reverses, sleights, flourishes, set-ups, and tricks in the best professional versions. After showing the basic manipulations he develops a number of exceptional tricks where the manipulations are used. A number of illustrations and step-by-step explanations teach each detail, as the trick would be given in a performance. By working through these tricks, from the simple to the complex, the magician learns his skills in a professional manner and also gains a wide repertoire of specific tricks. Throughout the book a great number of manipulations and over a hundred tricks are explained.

Pages 163 - Softbound, Illustrated

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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 10th, 2013
Yes, you. The reader of this review. Right now. You. Need. This.

I've owned this book for almost 8 years now, and every time I look inside I learn something new, get inspired to create something or am simply amazed by the calibre of the card techniques that were released back then. This book is incredible, and most of all, contains USABLE material.

If I could only have one classic magic book? I'd be hard pressed to choose something that isn't this.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 5th, 2010
Similar to Martin Gardner, John Hugard is probably one of my most favorite writers in Magic. I have never had a problem with his writing ever.

What I enjoyed most about this book is the variety of effects. I learned a lot of stuff about manipulation in here. There is a lot of stuff in here for beginners though. And I found that this isn't necessarily the modern term for manipulation either. It's more of different things you can do with cards that are modern and somewhat flashy.

If ou have a few bucks to spend and want to add to your library of stuff, I think this would be good. Not a "Beginner's" book, but you can probably hold your weight, and not a lot of people own this so you will be different
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 5th, 2010
This is a great start in the real manipulations! This isn't no XCM stuff this is the good stuff! The explanations in these are great and very easy to understand and with the illustrations it just makes it all a lot easier! If you want a good place to start card maipulations then this is for you, very cheap too!
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