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Unreal by Bruce Berntstein
PLUS Cutting Up Touches by David Avadon
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Buy the soon-to-be-relased book, Unreal and also receive Cutting Up Touches (history of exhibition pickpocketing) FREE – just for being a Magicolsubscriber!
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UNREAL / Bruce Bernstein
Bruce Bernstein has spent over three decades creating, refining and developing some of the most devious feats of mentalism known to man. He’s become a trusted, go-to source for many of the greatest mind readers of the last twenty years. He’s collected an enviable list of endorsements from nearly every great magician and thought reader of the last thirty years. And now he’s gathered together years of thought-provoking, engaging writing into a comprehensive hardbound collection that showcases his work in the finest possible light.
It’s called Unreal.
This new book contains Bernstein’s most baffling, amazing brainchildren. From commercial predictions (Eat at Joe’s), to mind-numbing card miracles (Psych-Out, a revelatory 10 Card Poker Deal), to must-learn techniques (Bernstein Center Tear), and beyond, Unreal covers territory essential to every wonder worker’s repertoire.
The book outlines mysteries with the most basic of objects: slips of paper, cards, and money, as well as inexplicable feats of thought reading: predictions, mind reading feats, psychometry, utility techniques for obtaining secret information, cold reading scripts and techniques, and more. Ten new essays compliment the tricks themselves, each written specifically for this book.
All of the miracles described in these pages are within the skill set of the average mentalist. No complicated sleight-of-hand or digital dexterity is required. That said, a healthy dose of chutzpah may be necessary in several instances.
It’s all explained in a familiar, engaging style, expertly illustrated by Tony Dunn. Unreal may be the book’s title, but performing the miracles it explains is most definitely within reach of everyone that reads it.
256 pages in deluxe hardcover; all material newly edited and expanded and illustrated, with an introduction by Jon Stetson. Ships early August 2012.
CUTTING UP TOUCHES / David Avadon
Cutting Up Touches is the first book ever written on the history of exhibition pickpocketing. In it, David Avadon traces this light-fingered entertainment from its murky music hall beginnings to the largest showrooms in the world.
He profiles Giovanni and Borra, the architects of stealing on stage. He spotlights Dominique and Ricki Dunn, who made emptying pockets hilarious nightclub entertainment. He explains the stealth and showmanship of a wide array of wallet snatchers. He explores the powerful subliminal emotions touched by each act of pocket thievery. And he shares the fascinating lore surrounding this street crime turned performance art.
Illustrated with photos, playbills and posters, many published here for the first time.
Hardbound, 150 pages.