Hiding the elephant

how magicians invented the impossible and learned to disappear by Jim Steinmeyer

Publisher: Carroll & Graf Publishers, Publisher: Distributed by Publishers Group West in New York, [s.l.]

Written in English
Published: Pages: 362 Downloads: 856
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Subjects:

  • Magic tricks -- History.,
  • Magic tricks.,
  • Magicians.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 333-351) and index.

StatementJim Steinmeyer ; magicians" portraits by William Stout.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGV1543 .S84 2003
The Physical Object
Paginationxxi, 362 p. :
Number of Pages362
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3323113M
LC Control Number2004295083

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In writing Hiding the Elephant, author Jim Steinmeyer takes a bit of a risk in revealing some of the tricks of the trade. Steinmeyer is one of the world's premier illusion designers, though, so I was inclined to trust his judgment in deciding where to draw the line.

After reading the book, I see that my trust was well-placed. Harry Houdini was the greatest escape artist in history, yet known to his contemporaries as a terrible stage magician.

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It’s interesting if you have an interest in magic, but not particularly memorable. Book ratings by Goodreads.