An captivating journey through the art of one of the most impactful pieces of magic you can perform.
Making something disappear is the best magic trick you can do. It's practical — wherever you are, if you have a coin or other small object, you can perform a vanish for somebody. It's technically challenging — if you opt for a sleight-of-hand method, it's incredibly satisfying to spend the time learning to master it.
But moreover, it's presentationally powerful. There's something truly impactful about making an item just stop existing.
A magic trick, by definition, is something that defies our understanding of how the laws of nature function. A vanish is the perfect distillation of that defiance.
In this amazing book, VANISH: A Literary Meditation on Making Things Disappear, Paavan Buddhdev explores what it means to make something disappear. As an Oxford-educated designer and magician, Paavan writes from the perspectives of magic theory, art history, philosophy, quantum physics, and more.
While there are no magic tricks taught in this book, it remains an exciting and insightful read about one of the most powerful pieces of magic you can perform.
This exclusive book, which shattered it's Kickstarter goals, is now available at Vanishing Inc. in limited quantities.
144 Pages | Softcover | 5in x 8in