Translated from the critically-acclaimed Spanish edition, Roberto Mansilla's Naypes is a masterclass in parlor card material.
This book takes an artful, intellectual approach to what makes for compelling card magic for a medium-sized "parlor" audience. A mixture of essays and material, this book will redefine the way you approach your work.
In "Eureka" Mansilla explores the venerable Any-Card-At-Any-Number plot with a thrilling stage version. Many versions of ACAAN have been published, but very few have been considered for a parlor environment, with every aspect thoroughly thought through. "Eureka" is ready to go right into your show.
"Outstanding" is a handling for the classic "Out of This World" plot, and it's a treatment that gets everyone involved and is presented in a way that solves the problem of being able to see what's happening from afar.
"Card in Envelope" is exactly what you would expect. But what you might not expect is just how polished and powerful this routine is. Mansilla has, as ever, thought through every detail in how to amplify the power of a close-up trick when reapplied to a larger environment.
In total, there are a dozen routines and three major essays, including a fascinating interview with Helder Guimarães, all of which work together to help clarify your approach to parlor magic with cards. In his preface, the great Roberto Giobbi writes, "I’ve had the pleasure of personally seeing Roberto perform several of the pieces described in this book, and I can assure you to the best of my knowledge and competence that he simply “gets it.” He’s one of the few blessed who knows what he’s doing, and he’s doing it well. Actually, extremely well."
Contents of "Naypes"
- Preface by Roberto Giobbi
- Parlor Card Magic
- The Different Forms of Icarus
- Card in the Envelope
- Two and a Half
- On The General Card
- Everybody’s Card IV
- Thanks to Diaconis
- What Does Oblivion Look Like?
- Karl Germain and the Wineglass Principle
- Appearing Cards
- Hi Germain
- Interview With Helder Guimarães
""He’s one of the few who knows what he’s doing, and he’s doing it well. Actually, extremely well."Roberto Giobbi
"Gourmet card magic that is designed to satisfy even the most refined palettes."Kiko Pasteur
"One of the most memorable highlights from my visit to Argentina was watching Roberto pick up a deck of cards and effortlessly, elegantly, perform ACAAN. And another highlight was when he explained his ingenious, elegant solution."Jim Steinmeyer
"Roberto’s "Eureka" is perfect. It looks impossible and the impact is stunning. This is what I look for in all of my magic."Michael Vincent
174 pages | Hardback