Magic of Ascanio Vol. 3?

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Magic of Ascanio Vol. 3?

Postby Guest » December 20th, 2007, 9:14 pm

Does anybody know when this english volume will be released?

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Re: Magic of Ascanio Vol. 3?

Postby Michael Feldman » December 22nd, 2007, 4:30 pm

Does anyone know what the content is or even the general idea?
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Re: Magic of Ascanio Vol. 3?

Postby Guest » December 22nd, 2007, 4:48 pm

Michael, according to the introduction to Volume 1, volume 3 contains Ascanios "classics"; The Restless Lady, Aces for Conoisseurs etc.

I'm also looking forward to a translation, I only hope the project hasn't been scrapped.

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Re: Magic of Ascanio Vol. 3?

Postby Jim Maloney_dup1 » December 22nd, 2007, 6:28 pm

The third and fourth (and final) book are available in Spanish. I imagine it won't be too long before the English translations are made available.

You can see the contents (at least in Spanish) at the links I provided.

-Jim

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Re: Magic of Ascanio Vol. 3?

Postby Guest » December 22nd, 2007, 7:38 pm

Is volume 2 out?

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Re: Magic of Ascanio Vol. 3?

Postby Martin Kaplan » December 22nd, 2007, 8:30 pm

I am one of the proofreaders involved in the Ascanio project and I can tell you that I have finished proofreading volume 3. There are other proofreaders and an editor involved in the project and although I do not know at what stage they are, I would guess that volume 3 should see the light of day in late March. I am also one of the proofreaders of volume 4 and thus far I have worked on the introduction and most of chapter 1. Volume 2 was published in late March of 2007.

-Marty

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Re: Magic of Ascanio Vol. 3?

Postby Guest » December 23rd, 2007, 10:25 am

Martin , thank you for letting us know the progress of its eventual release.

i am looking forward to the 4 versions of the Restless lady with over 50 illustrations. ( well that's what it had on the spanish version).

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Re: Magic of Ascanio Vol. 3?

Postby Rafael Benatar » December 25th, 2007, 4:50 pm

The book is almost ready for type-setting which more or less confirms Marty's comment. With permission from the editor, here is the unformatted table of contents.
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THE MAGIC OF ASCANIO
More Studies of Card Magic

A Word From the Publisher
Introduction by Camilo Vzquez

FOREWORD IN THREE ACTS
Act One, by Toni Cachadia
Act Two, by Joan Font
Act Three, by Manolo Tena

CHAPTER ONE: HIS CLASSICS
The Restless Lady
First version (1970)
The Tenkai Turnover
Second Version (ca. 1981)
Third version (ca. 1985)
The Nail Twist
Fourth and Last Version (ca. 1995)
Alternating the Colors
The Haphazard Shuffle
All-Backs
Impromptu Version
Appendix: Resealed (Joan Font)
Ascanio on Daley
The Ten Cards Up the Sleeve
Covering the Bottom Palm
Covering the One-Hand Spring Palm
Covering the Left One-Hand Bottom Palm
The Ascanio Ten Palm
Mentalism by Elimination⎯That Trick
The Change and Reverse Gear Shuffle
Sequacious Spades⎯The Veil of the Night
Impromptu Version
Cards Through the Table (The Hamman/Kaps Kings)
Freddy Fahs Wallet
The Magical Nine
Baiting Actions
Ascanios Handling of the Hamman Count
DAmicos Replacement

CHAPTER TWO: THE STANLEY COLLINS ACES
Aces for Connoisseurs ⎯Salute to Fred Kaps
The Aces of My Exam

CHAPTER THREE: THE AMBITIOUS CARD
The Ambitious Ace
One-Handed Preparation for Vernons Depth Illusion
Appendix: The Twirl (Jerry Andrus)
Double Ambitious - The Seventh Heaven
Ascanios Crimp
The Trueba Revolving Replacement
The Challenging Double
The Acrobatic Double
The Ascanio Half-a-Double Palm
Stranger Ambitious Card
The Jerry Andrus Replacement
The One Against Fifty-One Double Cut
The Matt Corin Transformation*

CHAPTER FOUR: THE NUDIST DECK
Nudist Cards⎯The 1949 Version
Nudist Cards⎯The 1956 Version
Covering the Half Pass
Nudist Cards⎯Latest Version
The Ascanio Spread Cut
Ascanios Beveling Square-Up

CHAPTER FIVE: BLUE, RED, WHITE
Blue, Red, White: A Constructional Study

CHAPTER SIX: PAUL CURRY'S OUT OF THIS WORLD
Paul Currys Out of This World

CHAPTER SEVEN: ASSORTED TRICKS
Nomad Aces
Aces Vegas Style
The Trick of the Wise
Ascanio Visits Jennings

CHAPTER EIGHT: SLEIGHTS AND APPLICATIONS
The Le Temps Change
Magical Coincidences
Five Red and Five Black
Deception Through Timing
In-Transit Actions in the Elmsley Count
In-Transit Actions in the Hamman Count
Thoughts on the Double Lift
Hitting the Double
The Ascanio Double Turnover
A Prepared Double
The Return Turnover
A Diminishing Lift Sequence
Transformations in Beauty
Double Transformation
A Single Transformation
The Vanish and Reappearance of the Ace of Hearts
Credential Cards

CHAPTER NINE: BLACK DAYS (Ascanios Version of a Trick by Juan Tamariz)
My Version of Black Days [written by Ascanio]
Modus Operandi
I. Evolution of the Trick and Various Anecdotes
II. Set-Up
III. Procedure
IV. How to Proceed if the Thought-of Card is Guessed Correctly
V. How to Perform the Trick Standing
VI. How to Proceed if you Forget the Card
Sleights Used in Black Days
I. The Arnaldo Shuffle
II. The TaHa Cut
III. The Power Color Change
IV.The Almost Pinkieless Maneuver
V. The Le Temps Change
VI. The One Against Fifty-One Double Cut
VII. The Lapping Technique
VIII. The Weightless Double Turnover (The Reinvented Double)

The Psychology
I. Construction
I.1. Phases of a Trick
I.2. Other Constructional Aspects
I.3. Actions of Apparent Continuity
I.3.1. Structure
I.3.2. Features and Requirements
I.3.3. Effect of the Actions of Apparent Continuity
I.3.4. Generating the Actions of Apparent Continuity

II. Presentation
II.1. Patter
II.2. The Hinting Phase
II.3. Poetry and the Young
II.4. Other Broken-Hearted Verses

III. The Cover
III.1. Frames of Mind⎯Layers of Conviction
III.2. The Cover for the In-Transit Actions
III.3. The Cover for the Kaps Lapping Move
III.3.1. Covering the Move
III.3.2. Covering the Secret Motion Required
III.4. Cover for the Le Temps Change
III.4.1. Cover Through Diluted Attention
III.4.2. Cover Through the Tube Effect
Suum Cuique Tribuere (Credit Where Its Due)

EPILOGUE

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Re: Magic of Ascanio Vol. 3?

Postby Guest » December 25th, 2007, 7:45 pm

Mr. Benatar, thank you for posting the contents of what will eventually be on vol. 3.

From the table of contents , there are a lot more things that i am now looking forward to reading.

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Re: Magic of Ascanio Vol. 3?

Postby Jim Maloney_dup1 » December 26th, 2007, 6:23 am

I was planning on getting the book even before reading the contents, since the first two books are among my favorites. I have to admit that I'm quite curious about "The Black Days" now, after seeing how much of the book is spent on describing it and all that goes into it.

-Jim

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Re: Magic of Ascanio Vol. 3?

Postby Rafael Benatar » December 26th, 2007, 5:21 pm

Black Days takes up 58 pages in the Spanish version. It's Ascanio's version of Juan's trick, which appeared in Sonata.The trick is not all that long, but it could easily be the most thorough explanation of a trick ever given,especially from a theoretical standpoint. It had appeared as a small circulation book in Spanish and is written by Ascanio himself. It's a treatise on theory that could be applied to any substantial routine.

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Re: Magic of Ascanio Vol. 3?

Postby Leonard Hevia » January 2nd, 2008, 2:46 pm

Beyond this wonderful book, will we also see Ascanio's text on the color changing knives?

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Re: Magic of Ascanio Vol. 3?

Postby Jim Maloney_dup1 » January 2nd, 2008, 4:25 pm

That's Volume 4.

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Re: Magic of Ascanio Vol. 3?

Postby Rafael Benatar » January 2nd, 2008, 4:58 pm

The book on the Color-Changing Knives is being translated at the same time by Luis Iglesias and probably coming out shortly after Vol. 3 or maybe even at the same time. It's not quite Vol. 4 but it will be part of the same collection. Vols 1-2-3 are a compilation by Jess Etcheverry, and most of it is re-written. The knife book was written by Ascanio himself quite a long time ago and is independent from this collection. Actually, Vols. 1-2-3 don't even have volume numbers, but they belong together as a trilogy. They are all The Magic of Ascanio, and each has a subtitle.

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Re: Magic of Ascanio Vol. 3?

Postby Alexander Crawford » February 14th, 2008, 3:02 pm

Great News. Thanks Rafael.

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Re: Magic of Ascanio Vol. 3?

Postby Rafael Benatar » February 20th, 2008, 7:08 am

Here is an update. The Magic of Ascanio - More Studies of Card Magic (third in the trilogy) is expected to come out of the printers in April, along with the knife book.

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Re: Magic of Ascanio Vol. 3?

Postby Jim Maloney_dup1 » February 20th, 2008, 7:14 am

Excellent! Thank you Rafael!

-Jim

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Re: Magic of Ascanio Vol. 3?

Postby Jim Martin » February 20th, 2008, 5:20 pm

Originally posted by Rafael Benatar:
Here is an update. The Magic of Ascanio - More Studies of Card Magic (third in the trilogy)..... along with the knife book.
Rafael,

Will these both be in one book, or will it be the the third volume (i.e., cards) and a fourth volume (knives)?

Thanks -
Jim Martin
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Re: Magic of Ascanio Vol. 3?

Postby Leonard Hevia » February 20th, 2008, 6:14 pm

Mr. Martin--the last two Ascanio books will be two separate volumes. The third on card magic, and the fourth on knives. A little more patience and these wonderful books will be in our hands sometime around April...

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Re: Magic of Ascanio Vol. 3?

Postby Jim Martin » February 20th, 2008, 6:49 pm

Thanks for the clarification (I just re-read the post).

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Re: Magic of Ascanio Vol. 3?

Postby Rafael Benatar » February 20th, 2008, 7:56 pm

Your question is answered in a previous post of mine 7 posts up.

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Re: Magic of Ascanio Vol. 3?

Postby LaMont » February 20th, 2008, 9:34 pm

I have Ascanio's world of Knives (Jose de la Torre translation). I assume that all of the material in this book plus additional material will be included in the new volume. Is this correct?

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Re: Magic of Ascanio Vol. 3?

Postby Alexander Crawford » April 4th, 2008, 7:18 am

[font:Comic Sans MS]The world of the amateur magus
Is marred by the thought of new pages
That will, in a dream,
Make his magic supreme;
So he'll wait for the next book for ages ... and ages ... and ages ...[/font]


Why don't I work on stuff from Ascanio volume 2 ... or Tamariz ... or my thousands of books that I've read once or twice, but need to return to, to bring some of the items I liked to performance standard?

Hmmmmmm

I better check the Libros de Magia website just one more time ..... just in case they've published Volume 3 in the last ten minutes ....
THEN I can get down to practice...
:confused:

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Re: Magic of Ascanio Vol. 3?

Postby dakine » April 5th, 2008, 5:28 pm

looking forward to it

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Re: Magic of Ascanio Vol. 3?

Postby PapaG » May 12th, 2008, 11:14 am

Any news on the release date?

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Re: Magic of Ascanio Vol. 3?

Postby Richard Kaufman » May 12th, 2008, 11:33 am

Coming soon.
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Re: Magic of Ascanio Vol. 3?

Postby Alexander Crawford » September 28th, 2008, 3:50 am

Glad to see that Ascanio vols 3 and 4 have just come up for purchase on the Libros de Magia website.
My order will be going in today.

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Re: Magic of Ascanio Vol. 3?

Postby Alexander Crawford » October 3rd, 2008, 10:15 am

I ordered both volumes on Sunday and they arrived in the UK today (Friday).
Luckily the weather forecast for the weekend is bad!
They are as well put together as volumes 1 & 2 - as to the content I'll start finding out over the weekend.

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Alexander


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