Possibly the most important book on coin magic since David Roth's Expert Coin Magic!*
From one of Spain’s most famous magicians comes elegant yet surreal mysteries for the very first time in English.
Coins and Other Fables by Luis Piedrahita is far more than a book of coin magic. Through the lens of his masterful routines one can learn how Piedrahita approaches the construction of magic. Explained within the book is not just the technique, but also the exciting thinking behind it. Luis Piedrahita cleverly creates the most stunning effect possible by combining many methods using sleight of hand, gaffs, and psychology. Coins and Other Fables is the intersection of memorable magic, sleight of hand and inspiring creativity.
Some of the contents:
- THE HUDDLE PALM
- THE TIMOTEO TURNOVER
- THE WHIP FLIP
- THE PINKY TOSS
- THE TRICKLINKY
- COPPER AND SILVER WITH THE HUDDLE PALM AND THE PINKY TOSS
- FOUR COIN PRODUCTION
- RAMSAY’S CYLINDER
- COINS THROUGH THE TABLE
- FOUR COINS AND A SPONGE
- COIN IN ASPIRIN
- SIGNED COINS THAT FLY FROM ONE HAND TO THE OTHER
- WILD COINS: THE HOMUNCULUS EFFECT
- COINS THROUGH THE HANDKERCHIEF
- COINS AND BUBBLE WRAP
- THE MAGIC MOMENT — Jorge Blass
Included within the pages of this groundbreaking work are five sleights with coins and ten routines that Piedrahita has worked, rehearsed, and performed in person and on television for millions. The routines and techniques are described in great detail, expertly translated by Noah Levine.
The book is beautifully printed on archival paper especially made to reproduce photographs. The signatures are sewn and there is a ribbon bookmark bound in. It's also bound to open flat for ease in study. The pages are fully varnished throughout with stunning black and white illustrative photography.
In his native Spain, Luis Piedrahita is a household name due to his regular appearances on Spain’s most popular television show, El Hormiguero. While his magic is filled with off beat thinking and creative approaches to classic plots, his skills are not limited to magic. Luis Piedrahita has also found success as a director, scriptwriter, and author. Piedrahita was recently awarded the Academy of Magicial Arts Performing Fellowship.
What the Experts are saying:
"Luis Piedrahita is one of the most brilliant minds in all of magic today.”
"Luis Piedrahita is one of the world’s great magical thinkers but his skills don’t end there. My only issue with him is that he’s revealing these great idea and effects tot the world and not just reserving the for me!”
"His presentations are charming and original. He has developed new sleights, and made improvements on old ones. And for magicians who are aware of the importance of knowing not just how an effect works, but why, the essays on magic theory alone are worth the price of the book.”