Magic of Ascanio - More Studies of Card Magic

Book by Arturo de Ascanio
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Magic of Ascanio - More Studies of Card Magic

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Book by Arturo de Ascanio (75.00)

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Arturo de Ascanio y Navaz (1926-1997), is regarded as the father of Spanish card magic. A lawyer by trade and an amateur magician, he devoted a good part of his life to magic and was one of the founders of the prestigious Escuela Mágica de Madrid.

The Structural Conception of Magic, which is the first volume of The Magic of Ascanio, is devoted to his theoretical thinking. Studies of Card Magic and More Studies of Card Magic include all of his card creations, while the fourth volume Knives and Color-Blindness is a treatise on magic with pocket knives.

The Third Volume
Includes some of his signature pieces like The Restless Lady, Alternating the Colors, and his legendary All-Backs routine. These routines were part of the act that Ascanio performed at the Amsterdam FISM Convention, where he won First Prize in Card Magic. Also included are his classics Sequacious Spades, and Cards Through the Table, The Ten Cards Up the Sleeve, The Aces of My Exam, Freddy Fah's Wallet, Mentalism by Elimination, The Magical Nine, Stranger Ambitious Card, and The Nudist Deck. The book ends with Black Days, a masterpiece of magical thinking, as Arturo himself described it.

400 pages - Hardbound with Dust jacket


Customer reviews for Magic of Ascanio - More Studies of Card Magic



I don't have the other three volumes, but this is undoubtedly an excellent magic book. The routines are strong and the explanations are of a high quality. It's the most direct way of discovering Ascanio's magic, which went on to inspire many others. The only downside is that the paper of the book (or the dust jacket, it's hard to say) gives off a slightly unpleasant smell (some books smell good, others don't, this one doesn't). It's all the more of a shame because the book is well presented and laid out. And above all - and this is the most important thing - it offers some good tricks. Consequently, a highly recommended purchase, despite the above comment.



This is my favourite volume of the 4 part series. There are some really great routines in here especially the packet tricks. Ascanio was a genius. Some of the routines have been changed subsequently but I always enjoy seeing the original. And let's be honest sometimes it's better!


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