More than 10 years ago, Todd Karr from Miracle Factory, in collaboration with Jay Marshall and Martin Gardner set upon the formidable task of expanding and updating Martin Gardner’s Encyclopedia of Impromptu Miracles. The project has been a formidable one, and along the way, we have lost both Jay Marshall and Martin Gardner. Yet they both would have been proud to have this new edition on their bookcase!
Completely new layout!
40-page color section
More than 1700 effects and stunts
1200 extra items compiled by Gardner
More than 2600 illustrations, including 900 explanatory drawings
Gardner’s notes and annotations
40 Gardner letters
Early Gardner magic booklets
Hundreds of vintage illustrations
Interviews with Martin Gardner
Essay on the history of impromptu magic
New introduction by Gardner
Essays by Teller, John Fisher and Mark Setteducati
Categorized and indexed for easy access
Printed on luxurious matte-finish acid-free paper
Hardbound and Smyth-sewn
This is the most comprehensive collection of close-up magic tricks using ordinary objects calling for no special apparatus, gimmicks or advanced preparation. From tricks with apples and bottle caps to tooth picks and whisk brooms, this collection offers concise and practical instructions for a wide range of fascinating magic.
There will never be a greater book in magic. – John Fisher
A really beautiful edition of a book that deserves to be called a classic. So many ideas to challenge and inspire us! – Eugene Burger
A mind blowing volume that exceeded my high expectations! – Michael Mode, Big Lightbulb, Inc.
The improved Gardner book is phenomenal, filled with gems that will fool lay audiences as well as magicians. I’ll be referencing it often for new ideas and material! – Jade
A huge achievement! Like all Miracle Factory releases, the design and presentation is excellent. I look forward to many quality hours reading and learning from this important work. – Doug Scheer
I haven’t been able to put it down since I received it. I can’t tell you how many bits of business I’ll be getting out of this book. What a fabulous reference. Thanks Todd! – Mike Thornton