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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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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