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Arturo De Ascanio

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Don Arturo de Ascanio y Navas (1929 - April 6, 1997) of Madrid Spain wrote about theories and concepts important to magic as technique, like "In-Transit Actions" and "The Law of Primary Motion".

By profession, Ascanio was a lawyer and devoted his retirement to magic.

He is known for inventing the Ascanio Spread in card magic, and also for his Color Changing Knife routines.


Ascanio's World of Knives (1975)


  • First place Close-up Cards at 1970 FISM in Amsterdam.


Ascanio on Tamariz TV show


  • Genii May 1997