Performing Deception: Learning, Skill and the Art of Conjuring
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A fascinating look at how magic is elevated from simple trickery to a true work of art. Discover how perception, deception and secrecy come together to create entertainment and social impact with Performing Deception: Learning, Skill and the Art of Conjuring by Brian Rappert
This reflective account follows Sociology Professor Brian Rappert’s exploration of the world’s most secretive artform and the communities that support it. Rappert dove headfirst into magic in at attempt to become a magician himself. He doesn't just learn magic tricks though. But rather, analyzes the art of magic through the lens of perception, deception and learning.
Performing Deception: Learning, Skill and the Art of Conjuring explores a variety of sociological, philosophical and psychological concepts to showcase how magic goes well beyond the tricks. This captivating book is an extraordinary assessment of how deception and secrecy are woven into everyday social interactions and our misleading views on expertise.
230 pages | eBook (PDF format)
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Customer reviews for Performing Deception: Learning, Skill and the Art of Conjuring
This book was a good, thought-provoking read. I appreciated how it focused on the art form of magic, rather than the tricks themselves. It was interesting to understand how the different elements of magic are woven together to create a beautiful performance piece. If you are a working performer then I'd recommend this because it gives you a better understanding of deception, conjuring, and magic.