|Unexplainable Acts by Gary Kurtz |
By Richard Kaufman. Gary Kurtz is without question one of the world's most entertaining close-up magicians. He approaches magic with the intent to create an artistic mood, to give his audience his brand of magical theatre. He does this by injecting unique patter and movement into his routines, sometimes stopping completely to recite verse. All of his routines share a common quality. They are visually aesthetic and leave an other-worldly sense of wonder with the audience. He certainly aspires to The Professors's axiom, "Nothing disarms and deceives a spectator move than an unhurried and deliberate presentation, executed in a relaxed manner with neatness and precision." The book comprises some 21 effects and routines, mainly cards and coin work but other unusual routines are also included. Hard backed, and superbly illustrated throughout by Richard Kaufman, 102 pages, 8-1/2 by 11 inches.
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