Magic Research Resources: Investigating Theatrical Magic
Magic Perspectives views the performance of magic tricks from a multidisciplinary point of view. Magic has been studied from many different perspectives, as described in my book Perspectives on Magic.
There are many excellent digital sources to help researchers make sense of the performance of magic.
Magic Research Resources
- Ask Alexander, the world’s largest online magic library (Conjuring Arts Research Center).
- People’s Magic Libary. Eight centuries of open access books about magic.
1962 documents to read and/or download.
- Magic Knowledge Base (Lybrary.com).
- Denis Behr’s Conjuring Archive (Denis Behr).
- Scholarly Bibliography of Theatrical Magic (Peter Prevos).
- WG Alma Conjuring Collection: National Library of Victoria, Australia.
- H. Adrian Smith Collection of Conjuring and Magicana: Brown University, Rhode Island.
- Robbins Stage Magic Collection: State Library of New South Wales.
- Journal of Performance Magic: The Magic Research Group of the University of Huddersfield.
- Journal of Magic Research: Free electronic publication dedicated to promoting scientific-based research in magic, published by Bill Spooner.
- Gibecière: Dedicated to the history of magic published by the Conjuring Arts Research Center.
Magic research Videos