Card Control

Card Control - Playing Cards and Magic Tricks - 52Kards
This profusely illustrated book demonstrates, step-by-step, the astonishing card magic cultivated by one of the premier sleight-of-hand artists of the 20th century. It presents maneuvers that have left theater audiences amazed and that card-playing professionals have used to great advantage.

Card Control is not a book for beginners, but it will help those with basic card expertise reach new levels of performance in their art. Among the moves included are shifts, palms, glides, false shuffles, cuts, fans and steals. You'll learn how to do the false table riffle shuffle, how to deal from the bottom, how to know an opponent's hole card, how to "warm up a cold deck" and much more. In addition, the author presents 40 dazzling deceptions guaranteed to amaze your audience: Confusion, Birds of a Feather, The Ambitoous Card, A Brilliant Climax, Your Favorite Ace, A Quickie, The Obtrusive Queens and many more. Over 300 photographs show the practitioner's exact hand positions during each critical move.

Australian-born Arthur H. Buckley became well known in America for the magic he worked with cards on the major vaudeville ciruits of the 1920s. Schooled by the great sleight-of-hand artists he met in the entertainment business and by professional gamblers he met in his early years touring Australia, his absolute mastery of the most artful and demanding card-handling routines was legendary. In 1946, he wrote this practical guide revealing in detailed the secrets of his art. Any magician or card conjurer who aspires to the utmost proficiency in card manipulation will want to have this indispensable reference in his or her library.

Pages 219 - Softbound, Illustrated

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Anthony L. (Cupertino, US)

No doubt, Arthur Buckley was a legend. This was the first book that I've read on card sleights & manipulations, and since then, books have been my favorite way of learning magic. The moves are VERY advanced (Buckley's Slap Shift is my favorite one), but they will make you appreciate how intricate & creative sleight of hand can be. Moreover, it made me realize how magic books contain hidden gems that can never be found on the internet -- it is like finding gold from a chest. So please, if you currently learn magic only from YouTube (nothing against that, btw), I strongly encourage you to also occasionally learn from books. You'll be baffled by the secrets you can discover.

Just my two cents :)

Tim Smith (Peru, US)
Buckley card control

Great book, easy to read and understand

Andrea Delbene (Compiègne, FR)

I love how text is often accompained by images, simplifying a lot the dynamics of the moves.
A book everyone should look at.

Marcos Valdez (San Joaquin, US)
Very good

So much useful information would recommend to anyone looking to build their slight of hand reputoir

Hakim Nicholson (Laurel, US)

Card Control

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