Category:Close Up Magic

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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. This is also called "table magic" particularly when performed as dinner entertainment.1

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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, Sealed Mysteries of Pocket Magic (1930) and Close-up Magic (1938) .4

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.2 Hieronymus Bosch depicted a magician working with a pick-pocket in his 1500's painting, "The Conjurer"2,3

See also:History of Close Up Magic - Cards - Coins - Paper - Balls - Impromptu - Other Close-Up - Tools - Finger Rings - Rope - Money (bills)

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1 Magic (Illusion) On Wikipedia, Types of Magic
2 BBC's History Of Magic - Close Up Magic Also On YouTube
3 Hieronymus Bosch's painting The Conjurer


This category has the following 10 subcategories, out of 10 total.

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