Impromptu by Martin Gardner (AKA Encyclopedia of Impromptu Magic) - Book

Impromptu by Martin Gardner (AKA Encyclopedia of Impromptu Magic) - Book

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The greatest collection of small magic ever assembled by legendary thinker & writer Martin Gardner, with thousands of effects, stunts, gags, gimmicks, & more.864 pages40-page color sectionCompletely new layoutMore than 1700 effects & stunts1200 extra items compiled by GardnerOver 2600 illustrations, including 900 explanatory drawingsGardner's notes & annotations40 Gardner lettersEarly Gardner magic bookletsHundreds of vintage illustrationsInterviews with Martin GardnerEssay on the history of impromptu magicSpellbinding cover by the legendary STERANKONew introduction by GardnerEssays by Teller, John Fisher, & Mark SetteducatiCategorized & indexed for easy accessPrinted on luxurious matte-finish acid-free paperHardbound & Smyth-sewn"The articles make a fascinating overture... An improvement on Gardner's original layout... A goldmine... This is a book of ideas, ideas that will inspire...Profusely illustrated... A monster of a book you will turn to repeatedly in the years to come."- David Britland, Genii"As with all Miracle Factory publications, Impromptu is a beautiful book, with cover artwork by Steranko & a beautiful layout."- Will Houstoun, The Magic Circular"A beautiful monument to the life & magic of Martin Gardner & impromptu magic in general. To me, this is a no-brainer purchase. Highly recommended."- Magic Magazine"Wow! Great!"- Harry Lorayne"Martin Gardner's Impromptu is one of the most beautiful books I have ever encountered."- Don Albers"Absolutely gorgeous. Beautifully designed & full of detail."- Gary Antonick, New York Times"There will never be a greater book in magic."- John Fisher"A really beautiful edition of a book that deserves to be called a classic. So many ideas to challenge & inspire us!"- Eugene Burger"Martin Gardner was one of magic's greatest prospectors, & this massive book is filled with treasure. Some of that is buried deep. But even if you opt for a cursory excavation, you'll come up with a wealth of ideas - literally more than you can imagine."- Max Maven"The most amazing book of magic ever. The attention to detail on both the book & the packaging are simply the best. I hope you are busy working on another masterpiece."- Dexter Cleveland"I haven't been able to put it down since I received it. I can't tell you how many bits of business I'll be getting out of this book. What a fabulous reference. Thanks, Todd!"- Mike Thornton"A mind-blowing volume that exceeded my high expectations!"- Michael Mode"The improved Gardner book is phenomenal, filled with gems that will fool your audiences as well as magicians. I'll be referencing it often for new ideas & material!"- Jade"A huge achievement! Like all Miracle Factory releases, the design & presentation is excellent. I look forward to many quality hours reading & learning from this important work." - David Linsell"A lifetime of work that will take a lifetime to get through & another lifetime to perform! Amazing!"- Doug Scheer"It's a deep dive down the rabbit hole into the magic worlds Gardner composed. This is a fascinating work one can explore for years."- Arthur Otney
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