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 AA Categories
Jesús Etcheverry Acknowledgements
10
Stephen Minch Promissory Note
14
Juan Tamariz Foreword
16
Miguel Gómez 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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