One Degree

Book by John Guastaferro ($50.00)

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"I am excited about this book...This collection oozes style and substance from a true auteur." John Bannon (from the foreword)

John Guastaferro embodies everything one admires in a magician: he is smooth but not flashy, soft-spoken yet in control. And he is an expert at crafting intelligent magic tricks. For the first time ever and exclusively with Vanishing Inc., John Guastaferro is releasing his first hardbound work—One Degree. With over 150 pages and 240 photos, this elegant, refined collection is comprised of 20 professional card routines and five essays. One Degree features some of the most artistic, refined close-up material to come around in ages.

One Degree explores the small, intentional improvements you can make to elevate the impact of your magic and help you connect more intensely with your audience. Too often we are led to believe that great results require massive changes. John Guastaferro believes that the extraordinary is closer than we think...just one degree away.

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"John is unquestionably one of the best minds in magic today...a master of the art." Jack Carpenter
"It has been a long time since I read a book where with every routine and every utility move, I said to myself, 'That is going into my repertoire!' One Degree is such a book and belongs in every cardician's library."Allan Ackerman
“One Degree satisfies and illuminates to the nth degree!” Jon Racherbaumer
“Few creators in our field are so gifted that they leave the patina of their ingenuity on everything they touch—John Guastaferro belongs to this select lot. To see his work brought together in a book, one as beautiful as this, is a joy." David Regal
“Many authors try to articulate their inherent enthusiasm for their own creations, often with considerable vividness and opulence. The risk is that the ideas being conveyed fall short of the build-up. John Guastaferro has taken that risk in One Degree—and has come up a winner! Even if he had presented his creations unvarnished and ungarnished, they would have provided their own hype and excitement. Readers will quickly recognize that John, perhaps uniquely, has constructed his tricks, first and foremost, with his spectators in mind.” J. K. Hartman

 

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Customer reviews for One Degree

Richard Morrell

Andi and Josh have done another superb job of creating a well crafted, written, and designed book which perfectly showcases John's remarkable material. Forget buying the next one-trick DVD save up, sell your Dippy Duck if necessary, do anything in your power to get your hands on this!

The essays alone are worth the price of the book, John's thinking on the One Degree subject should be required reading for every serious magician.

And don't under-estimate some of the more simple pieces in the book, I can't wait to try out Either Or and have some great ideas about how to use this to set up for further routines.

I laughed out loud after reading Solo, John's take on the Open Travelers is insane, I can't wait to make up the special something and can only imagine the weird eerie feeling this will give your spectators, it's one of those things you wish you had seen before reading the method!

And the rest of the book contains material just as good, I have been a big John G fan ever since the release of his first L&L DVDs and this book takes it to the next level, congratulations to all involved, you really need to buy this if you haven't already!

 

Yves Tourigny

One Degree is one of the most interetsting book I've read in a long time. I want to try almost each tricks not only in the comfort of my home but with living, breathing laymen.

I'm already practicing Hommage to Homing and it will be on my next show and that just for starter.

The essays are required reading has it brings perspective I have rarely seen elsewhere.

The physical make up of the book is one of their best and it's a joy to read.

All in all a great read and I congratulate Vanishing Inc, for bringing to us such great works.