Bob, and Freunde,
Bob, you try to give a new definition of the term “micromagic” to which I do not agree. The term “micromagic” is a word in current use in Germany, and possesses quite a definitive meaning.
I hope I succeeded a little bit in making clear, in my poor writing in your language, how I look at those terms.
Please note: Close-up magic, as stage magic, or parlor magic, or street magic states the kind of room (surroundings) WHERE you perform, and the distance between performer and spectator. Naturally the surroundings influence the used apparatus, too.
In comparison with that, micromagic, as cardmagic, or coinmagic tell us something about the utensils, apparatus WITH WHICH we perform. Just as the kind of apparatus influences the surroundings where you perform with these apparatus. For example cardmagic can be performed on the stage, or in parlor, or at a table. You can not perform micromagic on the stage without using a TV-transfer.
In the branch micromagic, often stage illusions were reduced to small apparatus, which could be performed as micromagic, for example, the Fingercutter, The Girl Without a Middle with a candle, or The Zig Zag Illusion with Coca can, stage assistants become dolls and small wooden figures which exchange, and transform in little cabinets, an elephant figure vanishes behind little walls, etc.
Mylius coined also the term “Eckenzauber” which is difficult to translate. “Eckenzauber” literally translated is “corner magic” which is a informal performance. For example: You are at a magic club meeting, and experience a formal program with business matters, then with announced performances, then with a lecture, and finally the informal part of the meeting begins. The magicians group, and perform “their newest tricks, giving tips, show their version of..., do already know this...?, ect.” Magic is performed at every turn. This “corner magic” can also develop from after-dinner situation, after a lecture, on conventions, happens standing, or sitting, also with non-magician guests, and with several informally performing magicians at the same time.
In being the secretary of the Berlin magic circle, Mylius coined the terms “Mikromagie” and “Eckenzauber” to give a better, and more precise report of the meetings in the club magazine.