One Degree Softback
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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. 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.
"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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Iain asks: Josh recommended this in your AMA as his best recommendation for an intermediate card worker, so... will it get reprinted? And if so, when? :-)
- 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Yes! There is no set date for the reprint but it's in the works to happen sooner than later!
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Customer reviews for One Degree Softback
So pleased that this is back in stock. I had been borrowing a friends copy up to this point. The book is wonderful. Beautifully written, designed and photographed. The content is exceptional.
A brilliant book by a brilliant author and produced by a brilliant company. What more could you want. Thanks guys!
I purchased the first version of One Degree the day it was released. I still use so much of the material and it has remained one of my favourite books in my collection.
I love how John applies his knowledge and skills from the marketing and design world to magic and the proof is in the pudding. The tricks are fantastic and so is the theory.
This soft back version looks really good and at this price point, it should be a no brainer for any close-up magician.
I love this book and the idea of making things "one degree better" to improve the impact tremendously. The routines inside are really good plus you get some interesting essays which make you think about your magic and your performance. The style of writing is clear and the photos help to understand everything in detail. Well worth the money!
One degree is a brilliant book by John Guastaferro I had heard so much about this book that I just had to purchase it is not a big book it is 140 pages but any body who doesn't know Johns work believe you me you are in for a treat his tricks are so clever but at the same time are not to difficult to learn with a little practice you will not be disappointed.