Written by Arturo de Ascanio, Jesús Etcheverry

2005
Work of Arturo de Ascanio

292 pages (Hardcover), published by Páginas
No illustrations.
Language: English

(26 entries)

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Creators Title Comments & References Page Categories
Jesús Etcheverry Acknowledgements 10
Stephen Minch Promissory Note 14
Juan Tamariz Foreword 16
Miguel Gomez Foreword 20
Jesús Etcheverry Introduction 24
Arturo de Ascanio Thoughts on Magic - Some History
- My Approach to Magic
- The Concept of Perfection
- The Search for Originality
- Presentation
- The Cover
- Theoretical Conceptions of Magic
- The Mechanism of Perception
- Technique
- Perform, Study and Search
- Epilogue
33
Arturo de Ascanio Conception of Magical Atmosphere - Technique
- Naturalness
- Disarming Looseness and Nonchalance
- Misdirection
- Facial Expressions
- Gestures
- Speech
- Timing
- Patter
- Psychology
- Conclusion
Also published here 49
Arturo de Ascanio Analysis of an Effect first held as a lecture in 1968
- The Mechanism of Perception
- Routining and Performance
- Routining Principles
- Stress the Initial Situation
- Conditioned Naturalness
- Anti-Contrasting Parenthesis
- Parenthesis of Forgetfulness
- Slow Execution
- Performance Principles
- Timing. In-Transit Actions
- Misdirection
- Technique
Related to 56
Arturo de Ascanio On Misdirection - Misdirection in the First Degree
- Misdirection in the Second Degree
- Misdirection in the Third Degree
Also published here 63
Arturo de Ascanio The Fundamentals of Timing - In-Transit Actions
- Elements of In-Transit Actions
- The Importance of In-Transit Actions
Also published here 66
Arturo de Ascanio The Value of Technique in Magic Also published here
  • in "Misdirection" N°8, 1965.
71
Arturo de Ascanio Know Yourself Also published here 75
Arturo de Ascanio The Psychology of Palming - The Importance of Palming and Its Difficulties
- Covering the Palm
- The Pre-Palm
- The Palm Proper
- Withdrawal of the Free Hand
- The Tube Effect
- Law of Primary Motion
- Holding Out
- Naturalness
- Static Naturalness
- Dynamic Naturalness
- Misdirection
- Disarming Looseness-Innocent Use of the Hand
- Timing
- The Replacement
- Conclusion
Also published here 77
Juan Tamariz, Arturo de Ascanio An Interview with a Genius of Magic Also published here 87
Docampo, Arturo de Ascanio Ascanio: A Biographical Interview - Introduction
- Beginnings
- Magic Studies
- Mentors and Disciples
- Knives and Color Blindness. Magic Books
- Playing Cards. Close-Up Magic
- Ascanio at the Seville Convention
- Anecdotes
Also published here 92
Juan Tamariz, Arturo de Ascanio Arturo and Juan Chat - On the Anti-Contrasting Parenthesis
- Spectator Participation
- The Assisting Spectator Sitting Next to the Magician
- Performing Up Close
- Magical Impact in Relation to the Size of the Audience
- Mixed Audiences
- Length and Structure of a Session
- Spectators
- Magic, Law and Life
Also published here 111
Aurelio Paviato, Arturo de Ascanio Essays - On Art - A Discussion with Ascanio
- Creativity
Also published here 129
Docampo, Arturo de Ascanio My Character Also published here 137
Juan Tamariz, Arturo de Ascanio Arturo and Juan Chat Again - On Explaining Tricks
- Magic Lectures
- Being a Magic Sponge
- Learning without Copying
- Originality - Learning Phases
- Parallel Tricks
- Adapting Tricks
- Crediting the Author
- To Teach or not to Teach: That is the Question
Also published here
  • "La Circular de la Escuela Mágica de Madrid" N° 75, 1981.
143
Juan Tamariz, Arturo de Ascanio One More Time... Arturo and Juan Chat Also published here
  • "La Circular de la Escuela Mágica de Madrid" N° 100, 1983
174
Arturo de Ascanio Presentation - Outline of This Series of Lectures
- Presentation
- Presentation as a Quality of the Magician
- Virtues a Magician Should Exercise
- Presentation as an Aspect of a Trick
- Presentational Resources to Create Emotions
195
Arturo de Ascanio Cover - Means and Resources of Cover
- Direct Features of Cover
209
Arturo de Ascanio Construction - Concept and Goals
- The General Scheme of a Trick
- 1. The Sudden Revelation
- 2. The Gradual Revelation
- Principles of Construction
- The Theory of Parenthesis
- The Parenthesis of Forgetfulness
- The Anti-Contrasting Parenthesis
- Innocent Use
- Dual Purpose
- Slow Execution
- Economical Execution
- Loose Execution
- Clear Execution
- Regarding Presentation
- False Ending
221
Arturo de Ascanio Technique - The Features of Technique
- The Value of Technique
- The Importance of Technique
Also published here 233
Arturo de Ascanio How to Study Magic - To Whom Is This Lecture Addressed?
- Magic as a Subject of Study
- Efficiency in the Study of Magic
- Allocating your Time
- Deciding on Subjects
- Source of Knowledge
- Books
- Oral Tradition
- Practice on your Own and Rehearsal
- Mental Practice
- Performances in Front of an Audience
- The Process of Learning a Trick
- Summing Up and Ultimate Goal
Also published here 244
Arturo de Ascanio Creativity - Types of Creativity
- Favorable Circumstances for Creativity
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