Category:Close Up Magic

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[[Close Up Magic | Close-Up Magic]] is performed with the audience close to the magician, sometimes even one-on-one. It usually makes use of everyday items as props, such as cards and coins and seemingly 'impromptu' effects. This is also called "table magic" particularly when performed as dinner entertainment.<sup>1</sup>
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[[Close Up Magic | Close-Up Magic]] is performed with the audience close to the magician, sometimes even one-on-one. It usually makes use of everyday items as props, such as cards and coins and seemingly 'impromptu' effects. It has also been known as "Close-Quarters Magic", "Table Magic", and "Pocket Magic".
  
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== History ==
 
 
The names for close-up magic have changed over the years and some of the earliest recent histories may be told from the title of two Jean Hugard books, <i>Sealed Mysteries of Pocket Magic</i> (1930) and <i>Close-up Magic</i> (1938) .<sup>4</sup>
 
 
Close-up magic was first recorded in history by Cillica, a Roman philosopher and writer. He observed sleight-of-hand magic in the open air markets of Ancient Rome. The trick he noted, made use of cups and balls, something still familiar to magicians to this day.<sup>2</sup> Hieronymus Bosch depicted a magician working with a pick-pocket in his 1500's painting, "The Conjurer"<sup>2,3</sup><br />
 
 
See also:[[History of Close Up Magic]] - [[Cards]] - [[Coins]] - [[Paper]] - [[Balls]] - [[Impromptu]] - [[Other Close-Up]] - [[Tools]] - [[Finger Rings]] - [[Rope]] - [[Money (bills)]]
 
 
[[Close Up Magic Books | Books]] - [[Close Up Magic Periodicals | Periodicals]] - [[Close Up Magic Videos | Videos]] - [[Close Up Magic Websites | Websites]]
 
== References ==
 
<sup>1</sup> [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_%28illusion%29 Magic (Illusion) On Wikipedia], <i>Types of Magic</i><Br />
 
<sup>2</sup> BBC's <i>History Of Magic - Close Up Magic</i>  [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JYbTLNRTuc&feature=related Also On YouTube]<br />
 
<sup>3</sup> Hieronymus Bosch's  painting <i>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Conjurer_%28painting%29 The Conjurer]</i><BR />
 
 
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Close-Up Magic is performed with the audience close to the magician, sometimes even one-on-one. It usually makes use of everyday items as props, such as cards and coins and seemingly 'impromptu' effects. It has also been known as "Close-Quarters Magic", "Table Magic", and "Pocket Magic".

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