Roberto Giobbi’s Introduction to Card Magic

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Roberto Giobbi’s Introduction to Card Magic is a great resource for anyone interested in the science and art of manipulating a deck of cards for the purpose of artistic magical entertainment.

It includes over 150 pages of text, photographs, and imbedded videos. In 14 clearly organized lessons you will learn how to handle a deck of cards like a pro. And along the way you will acquire some amazing, yet simple card tricks, which will allow you to successfully perform a little card act for an audience.

The course is written in an engaging style and goes far beyond teaching you sleight-of-hand and a few card tricks. Roberto Giobbi, who has been called by Eric Mead «one of our most important and influential contemporary writers and teachers in magic», will take you by the hand and tell you how to practice efficiently even if you have little time, what to do when you meet difficult spectators, how to best communicate with your spectators, how to avoid failure, how to get applause, how to use psychology and the knowledge of human nature in your magic to create true wonderment, and much, much more know-how that will give you a complete understanding of how to entertain with a normal deck of playing cards.

Bill Evans, Past-President of the IBM and himself an accomplished cardman, says, «It is the best beginning instructional course in card magic that I have ever seen! Sharing this new work of his is an example of Roberto Giobbi’s generosity and enthusiasm for teaching magic. His guidance will take even a beginning hobbyist to an enjoyable and satisfying journey. With this sound foundation, you will be able to continue your studies on an even more advanced level in what has been called the ‘poetry of magic.’ There is much to learn about the performance of magic in this project that even seasoned performers will find rewarding.»



158 pages in an attractive and easy-to-read layout.

14 comprehensive Lessons teaching techniques, tricks and theory.

Over 150 color photos and 85 video clips. You must be connected to Internet to view these, but can use all other features off-line.

Use it on your Smartphone, Tablet, Portable or Desktop.

We think that using it on any tablet is the ideal surface for an enjoyable study.

1 review for Roberto Giobbi’s Introduction to Card Magic

  1. EndersGame

    This book is my top choice for beginners in card magic to start with. Mr Giobbi is arguably the best teacher in magic today, because he has a real gift in analyzing and explaining, and covers all the essentials systematically and in depth. This book originated as an introductory course in card magic, and covers all the fundamentals of card handling, plus it includes half a dozen good card tricks to get you going. There are ample illustrations, photos, and even built-in links to video clips on youtube that show the moves being taught. It consists of 150 pages of goodness that are truly outstanding in every way, and a must-have for everyone starting in card magic. Even those who have been doing card magic for years will learn a lot by working through this book systematically.

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