A New Angle is filled with magician foolers, hard-hitting practical effects for laymen, and off-the-wall new ideas to springboard your own creativity. Many of the effects are all three of the above. That's because the authors have dusted off a secret weapon that you probably already have buried in the back of your magic drawer: The Stripper Deck (AKA the Tapered Deck, Shaved Deck, Wizard Deck).
Written by Ryan Plunkett and Michael Feldman, photographed by James Murphy, designed by Heather Wood, edited by Susan Palmer Marshall and Pedro Nieves-Bosque, with a foreword by Lance Pierce, A New Angle contains more than twenty routines and concepts, with additional contributions by Harapan Ong, Edward Boswell, Nathan Colwell, Frank Fogg, and Brian O'Neill.
By combining subtleties, sleight of hand and new ideas with this nearly forgotten tool that every serious magician already owns, Ryan and Michael will show you how to unlock mind-blowing effects you never thought possible. They invite you to work through the material proposed and search for your own angle in other overlooked places.
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About the Authors
Ryan Plunkett is a Chicago-based close-up magician who has been performing for the past two decades. Ryan is also a highly sought-after magic consultant and magic creator. A New Angle is Ryan's second published work and follows his debut book, Some Assembly Required. Ryan is a Founding Ensemble Member of the Chicago Magic Lounge, a show aimed at reintroducing the art of Chicago-style magic to local audiences and to establishing a home for the Chicago magic community.
Michael Feldman has been performing and creating magic since he was 13 years old. He performs regularly at the prestigious Magic Castle in Hollywood, Monday Night Magic-New York's longest-running Off-Broadway show, and traveling the world on board Crystal Cruise's luxury ocean liners. Michael has published a book of his effects called The Opposite of People. Additionally, Michael has released his breakthroughs and techniques with Dan and Dave, Blue Crown, and MAGIC magazine.
Hardback - 176 pages - Black and white photographs