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Author Jones, Graham M.

Title Trade of the Tricks : Inside the Magician's Craft.

Publication Info. Berkeley : University of California Press, 2011.


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Description 1 online resource (308 pages)
Summary From risqué cabaret performances to engrossing after-hours shop talk, Trade of the Tricks offers an unprecedented look inside the secretive subculture of modern magicians. Entering the flourishing Paris magic scene as an apprentice, Graham M. Jones gives a firsthand account of how magicians learn to perform their astonishing deceptions. He follows the day-to-day lives of some of France's most renowned performers, revealing not only how secrets are created and shared, but also how they are stolen and destroyed. In a book brimming with humor and surprise, Jones shows how today's magicians marsha.
Note Print version record.
Contents Introduction: men of a thousand hands -- An apprenticeship in Cunning -- The social life of secret knowledge -- Potency and performance -- Business as un-usual -- Conjuring culture.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Magic tricks.
Sport & Recreation.
GAMES -- Magic.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
Magic tricks. (OCoLC)fst01005507
Other Form: Print version: Jones, Graham M. Trade of the Tricks : Inside the Magician's Craft. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2011 9780520270466
Standard No. 9786613278586
ISBN 9780520950528 (electronic bk.)
0520950526 (electronic bk.)
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