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The thickness of a magic book doesn't make it great. Neither does a flashy cover, nor a fancy trailer.

The best magic books are the culmination of a lifetime of knowledge and refinement.

So Vanishing Inc. Magic is proud to present Artful Deceptions.

94 pages
9 tricks
Unlimited Possibilities

Allan Kronzek has spent his life developing the card material in this book. Every single effect has been painstakingly worked through for maximum impact. Read a spectator's mind, help measure the compatibility of a couple, and learn Allan's perfect card opener. It's all here... in Artful Deceptions.

"One of the best magic books in many years. Highly recommended."
- Jim Swain

"Allan's precise, yet conversational, writing will transport you to your own private session with a clever and thoughtful practitioner. You'll enjoy the discourse. Time well spent."
- John Bannon

"[Allan] has an ingenious sense of deception, devilish, I think. It is truly a great lesson in creative imagination and intelligent thought."
- Bob Fitch

"The kind of work that truly contributes to the improvement of our art."
- Jamy Ian Swiss

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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 8th, 2019
This is one of the best card magic books I've read in years. Two of the routines, "Think of One," and "The Mirror" are terrific and will fool anybody. Superb card magic in an extremely well written book. This is professional caliber card magic. One of my best purchases ever.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 7th, 2020
Of Course books have their place preserving magic historic documentation
Artful Deceptions by Allan Zola Kronzek - Book is a Masterpiece !
Yes I still purchase books periodically not as much as I did back in the day 70's 80's In fact I amassed an over the top collection that would choke a few whales!
I'm involved in several arts disciplines
Back in time when
one couid only imagine what masters as Robert houdin Okito ect what they were trying to convey through written text???
I know this prominent musician he is world famous I will keep his anonymity undisclosed I asked him how did those classical orchestra's hundreds of years ago tune up precisely As no precision electronic calibration instruments to tune up precise were non existent???
He Answered me --- they weren't in tune ! It's such a privilege to see Mr Allan Kronzek actually performing and explaining his creation !

Which is absolutely one of my favorites effects ever !

There is no way on Earth anyone can try to fool me by telling me the king wears no clothes story that one can learn an art form from books 📚 without misinterpreting and deciphering clearly what authors from a hundred years were trying to convey precisely !
'The Emperor's New Clothes' is a short tale written by Hans Christian Andersen and published in 1837. ... The moral of this story is that we can't let pride keep us from speaking up when we know the truth.
A video tutorial and instructional are way more Superior! Sure books have their place in history as an antiquated form of documentation !
I'm not advocating that there should be a
Eradication of books movement as occurs periodically throughout history !
As the saying goes
" In the land of the blind Cyclops is
Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 29th, 2020
This is not a huge book with dozens of tricks. There are basically 8 plus a great presentation of the bill change. What you do get is a book that is much better written than the average magic book. Nice clear descriptions of some good card effects. All can be done by most magicians, and some are very easy to perform. I especially like his detail on the scripts and presentations that make the effects that much better. There are a couple of things in here I will use for sure, which makes it a bargain. I have spent a lot more on thick books with nothing practical in them.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 14th, 2020
An apt title for this book since the effects are simple (in terms of minimal slights) yet artfully choreographed raising them to the level of theater. The emphasis here is on the presentation which transform "tricks" into a sense of wonder, surprise and mystery. Mr. Krondeck's concise theoretical introduction captures succinctly the essence of the magical experience; he then proceeds to put his premise into practice with 9 lovely magical performances.
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