After a lengthy, pandemic-forced hiatus, the beloved NEAT Review returns for its highly-anticipated fourth issue.
This special issue of the massively popular biannual art journal that explores the intersection of magic and art is both everywhere and nowhere. It has no set location as some of the most talented artists from around the world have come together to create this written work of art.
Within The Neat Review Issue Four: Everywhere & Nowhere 2022, you’ll find a fascinating and eclectic array of contributions from:
- Guy Hollingworth
- Helder Guimarães
- Dennis Kim
- Liu Bolin
- Brad Fulton
- Will Houstoun
- Robert Gill
- Shawn Desouza-Coelho
You’ll join Helder Guimarães in Los Angeles for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at his acclaimed virtual magic shows at the Geffen Playhouse before trekking across the pond to learn a never-before-seen card routine from Guy Hollingworth and get a sneak peak at the nearly-done follow-up release to his iconic book Drawing Room Deceptions.
Underground magic king Dennis Kim welcomes you to his home in Raleigh, North Carolina, and challenges you to learn his breathtaking 3 Fly routine with playing cards. This is not an easy card trick by any stretch of the imagination. But, those willing to put in the work laid out across 38 detailed pages will be handsomely rewarded.
From there, it’s off to Berlin to meet with Dr. Will Houstoun who is excited to show you an impossible mentalism effect that can be performed everywhere and also nowhere. Your EuroTrip then makes a stop in Paris for a fascinating conversation with FISM-winner Pierric about understating magic and performance before jetting off to Toronto to enjoy some insights from Shawn DeSouza-Coelho’s upcoming book on aesthetic philosophy in magic.
You'll really start racking up the rewards miles once you’re done in Canada, because you'll be off to Beijing to learn why artist Liu Bolin keeps disappearing all over the world. Before heading home for good, you make a trip to England to enage Robert Gill in some tongue-in-cheek musings about the much-debated concept of “What is Magic?”
It feels like it would be impossible for all this to be included in one singular issue, but The NEAT Review has always found ways to push the boundaries. The Neat Review Issue Four is brimming with ideas that are bound to enlighten you and spark your creativity.
Accompanying these thought-provoking articles is breathtaking photography by Brad Fulton, Alex Hansford and Catarina Marques, as well as Illustrations and 3D artwork by Kez Dearmer. In addition to being a contributor, Dr. Will Houstoun, PhD., was also a guest editor for The Neat Review Issue Four
176 pages | 7.5in x 10.25in (260mm x 190mm | LE-UV Lithographic print processes
| Debossed flush-cut soft cover on uncoated smyth-sewn stock