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Magic Perspectives is dedicated to publishing thought-provoking books about theatrical magic. These books contain a rich tapestry of the history and methods of magic. These books aim to inspire magicians to innovate by providing context and background to famous magic tricks.

Magic Perspectives shows how magic and science relate to each other. Magicians use science to create the illusion that the laws of nature have been broken and scientists study how magicians can create these illusions.

The Möbius Strip in Magic—A Treatise on the Afghan Bands

The Möbius Strip in Magic. A Treatise on the Afghan Bands

The Möbius strip is one of the most enigmatic principles of mathematics. This topological quandary has inspired countless inventors, artists an magicians, who know this trick as the Afghan Bands.

The Möbius Strip in Magic discusses the science of the Möbius strip and describes some of the art and inventions that use this principle. The history of the Afghan Bands is a fascinating story of how magicians use science to innovate their art. This book also shows how to create and perform Afghan Bands using a zipper.

The Box Goes-In-Da Box—A Treatise on the Gozinta Boxes

Magic Perspectives: The Box Goes-In-Da Box. A treatise on the Gozinta Boxes

In this topological mystery, a small box just fits inside a large box but the large also box fits inside the small one. Lubor Fiedler invented this paradox when he ran out of space in his house.

The Box Goes-In-Da Box describes how to design, build and perform the Gozinta Boxes. Read this book to find out about the history, design and performance of this famous magic trick.

“I’m in awe of the amount of detail, and quality!”—Mark Stevens.

The Jastrow Illusion in Magic—A Treatise on the Boomerang Trick

Magic Perspectives: The Jastrow Illusion in Magic: A treatise on the Boomerang Illusion

The classic Boomerang Illusion is making a comeback! Many magicians think this minor mystery is only for children. This book reveals the secrets of this illusion to brings it into the twenty-first-century magic repertoire. The Jastrow Illusion in Magic.

“I learned quite a bit that was new and valuable to me”—Robert Neale.

Perspectives on Magic—Scientific Views on Theatrical Magic

Magic Perspectives: Perspectives on Magic: Scientific Views on Theatrical Magic

Perspectives on Magic explores some of the questions that scholars have asked about theatrical magic. From psychologists to historians; from computer scientists to sociologists, theatrical magic fascinates scientists from many fields.

“I encourage everyone who calls themselves a magician to pick up a copy of this book”—Bryce Kuhlman.

Forthcoming Publications

Paradoxes of Size: A treatise on Geometric Vanishes