A New Edition of Greater Magic is Coming

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Re: A New Edition of Greater Magic is Coming

Postby Richard Kaufman » November 1st, 2019, 12:21 pm

Perhaps!
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Re: A New Edition of Greater Magic is Coming

Postby Jonathan Townsend » November 1st, 2019, 1:36 pm

Threads section seconded - between Abbot's floating ball routine and the invention of the IT reel - t's sensible to expand the Thornton Windlass section :)
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Re: A New Edition of Greater Magic is Coming

Postby Richard Kaufman » November 1st, 2019, 1:42 pm

What is the point of keeping the Thornton Windlass material in? You can't buy one. Old ones are difficult to fix and keep in shape.
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Re: A New Edition of Greater Magic is Coming

Postby Bill Mullins » November 1st, 2019, 2:56 pm

Does that mean that the piece on the Neyhart Rising Cards is liable to be cut?

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Re: A New Edition of Greater Magic is Coming

Postby Gary Brown » March 12th, 2020, 11:46 pm

Any update re: release date in this?
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Re: A New Edition of Greater Magic is Coming

Postby Jonathan Townsend » March 13th, 2020, 10:05 am

Richard Kaufman wrote:What is the point of keeping the Thornton Windlass material in? You can't buy one. Old ones are difficult to fix and keep in shape.
There are also tricks using music box innards - perhaps a section on mechanical marvels. :)

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Re: A New Edition of Greater Magic is Coming

Postby Richard Kaufman » March 13th, 2020, 12:03 pm

Neyhart will stay in.
Release will be the end of 2021.
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Re: A New Edition of Greater Magic is Coming

Postby anemann » April 14th, 2020, 2:19 pm

Hi. Will this new edition(s) be a brand new volume or volumes for the 21st century or like the reprint i brought from you about 15 to 20 years ago. Thanks

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Re: A New Edition of Greater Magic is Coming

Postby Richard Kaufman » April 14th, 2020, 6:26 pm

Both.
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Greater Magic

Postby Philippe Noël » November 10th, 2020, 9:34 am

What effects do you think the new version of Greater Magic should absolutely contain?
Some come directely to my mind as Jazz Aces, Matrix, Triomphe, Twisting the Aces, Travelers, Slow Motion Assembly, Matching the cards, Christ Aces, Chicago opener, Biddle Trick, Between your palms, Cannibal cards, All Backs, Color Changing deck, Dunbury Illusion, Oil and Water, Reset, Collectors, Out of this world, Mental reverse, Hofzinser Ace Problem, Lie Detector, Elevator, Ambitious classic, Han Ping Chien,...
What are your ideas?

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Re: Greater Magic

Postby Jonathan Townsend » November 10th, 2020, 10:17 am

For magicians of mention
Dick Himber
Penn & Teller
Honorable mention of David Copperfield, Doug Henning and Harry Blackstone Jr. for inspiring a generation
Dick Koornwinder
Lubor Fiedler

Magic method items
The Sylvester Pitch
Mike Rubenstein's ROPS sleight (companion to Vernon's A Coin Vanish)
Gertner's Gravity Deck Switch
Something about the card to wallet trick
Paul Harris's Solid Deck item

To describe but perhaps not teach-
Jason Latimer's Cups routine using clear cups?
Something about ACAAN
* preservation efforts and performance of the Hooker Card Rise act
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Re: Greater Magic

Postby Brad Henderson » November 10th, 2020, 11:40 am

Just curious why you think the clear cups is worthy of mention. It’s a trick that’s only relevant or interesting to people who already know how the trick is done. It’s mutual magical masturbation at its finest. Isn’t it?

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Re: Greater Magic

Postby Ted M » November 10th, 2020, 12:51 pm

This is the big thread for suggesting content for the book:

https://www.forums.geniimagazine.com/vi ... hp?t=51504

Probably best to add ideas there, so they're all grouped together.

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Re: Greater Magic

Postby Jonathan Townsend » November 10th, 2020, 1:37 pm

Brad Henderson wrote:Just curious why you think the clear cups is worthy of mention.
I particularly liked the moment where the cups are swapped right for left but the ball stays in place.

The base effect has not been so actively explored recently. Just a mention - say between the sponge ball and shells/cups chapters.

The Vernon routine as distillation of methods - and the Chop cup deserve their due. Maybe the Tommy Wonder estate would consent to some mention of his routine.

After color changing knives and ring on string :)

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Re: A New Edition of Greater Magic is Coming

Postby Philippe Noël » November 10th, 2020, 2:10 pm

I think many new techniques will need to be described : Elmsley Count, Jordan Count, Hamman Count, The Braué Addition, A.T.F.U.S, convincing control just to name a few card techniques...
and many new classic effects : Jazz Aces, Matrix, Triumph, Twisting the Aces, Travelers, Slow Motion Assembly, Matching the cards, Christ Aces, Chicago opener, Biddle Trick, Between your palms, Cannibal cards, All Backs, Color Changing deck, Dunbury Illusion, Oil and Water, Reset, Collectors, Out of this world, Mental reverse, Hofzinser Ace Problem, Lie Detector, Elevator, Ambitious classic, Han Ping Chien,...

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Re: A New Edition of Greater Magic is Coming

Postby Richard Kaufman » November 10th, 2020, 4:23 pm

Greater Magic was never meant to be an encyclopedia. It's a sampling across the diverse categories of magic. My job is to make the sampling interesting and meaningful going forward.
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Re: A New Edition of Greater Magic is Coming

Postby Joe Lyons » November 10th, 2020, 6:41 pm

Definitely need a continuation of stage illusion section - thin sawing, Zig Zag, etc..

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Re: A New Edition of Greater Magic is Coming

Postby Mark Booth » February 20th, 2021, 8:18 pm

Richard, Do you have an estimated date of availability for the new version?

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Re: A New Edition of Greater Magic is Coming

Postby Richard Kaufman » February 20th, 2021, 9:17 pm

Not sure yet. The pandemic has put a real crimp in my plans!
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Re: A New Edition of Greater Magic is Coming

Postby TerryTerrell » February 20th, 2021, 9:58 pm

Richard Kaufman wrote:Not sure yet. The pandemic has put a real crimp in my plans!


Not to mention uncontrolled seas. ;)

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Re: A New Edition of Greater Magic is Coming

Postby PressureFan » February 20th, 2021, 11:59 pm

What kind of crimp? Is it in the book?

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Re: A New Edition of Greater Magic is Coming

Postby Richard Kaufman » February 21st, 2021, 9:00 am

Ahem.
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