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Magic of Ascanio book Vol. 1 "The Structural Conception of Magic"
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The Maestro left us the 6 of April, 1997, but his magic remains alive. The magic of Ascanio, in four volumes. His theories, his thinking, his philosophy, and the entirety of his card magic, including his legendary routines (with over thirty previously unreleased tricks), full of the Ascanian touch, and his magic with pocket knives.

This First Volume Includes:

  • Technique
  • Construction
  • Cover
  • Presentation
  • How to Study Magic
  • Ascanio's previously unpublished essays
    • Thoughts on Creativity
    • Theory Notebook of 1970
  • His Classic Articles on Theory
    • Conception of the Magical Atmosphere
    • Analysis of a Trick
    • On Misdirection
    • The Fundamentals of Timing
    • Know Yourself
    • The Psychology of Palming
  • The Interviews
    • Interview with a Genius of Magic, by Juan Tamariz
    • A Biographical Interview and My Character, by Docampo
  • Three Juicy Conversations
    • Arturo and Juan Chat
  • An Essay by Aurelio Paviato

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Although Ascanio's card magic is not my style, this is a must read book. Ascanio was a unique thinker and many of his ideias and thoughts are in this book. I don´t have the other volumes because all I wanted was to learn more about Ascanio´s philosophy. And I must say: he was a fantastic magician.
Anyone who claims to be a magician should read at least:

. magic and showmanship, by henning nelms
. the books of wonder, by tommy wonder
. designing miracles, by darwin ortiz
. strong magic, by darwin ortiz
. Fizkee trilogy, by Dariel Fitzkee (althoug I don´t agree with everything Fitkee´s says.)

And definetely

. the structural conception of magic, by Ascanio

Sorry for my English :)
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