wait is over ... now Simon has collected his latest creations, showcasing
his unique brand of impossible card magic in a fifth giant book. Art
Decko is a large (8.5" x 11") hardbound volume, full-color
dust cover, black binding with silver lettering (matching Simon's previous
four large books), containing over 325 pages!
Art Decko is
Simon's largest book ever...with eight sections that run the gamut of
On the Spot - impromptu effects with an ordinary, shuffled deck •
Two-Faced - some of Simon's most deceptive magic, with just one or two
Totals - an in-depth study of a great new plot
Birthdays - a new exploration of the birthday datebook theme; No-Stack
Datebook allows anyone to perform this incredible plot, without any
need to learn a stack
Techniques - new and subtle techniques that are highly deceptive, but
easy to do
Memorized Decks - effects both stack independent and tailored to the
Eccentrics - a grab bag of effects
Predictions - the most detailed, theoretical study of predictions you've
ever read; includes Two by Two (the ultimate ACAAN - two freely chosen
playing cards are discovered at two freely chosen numbers).
And SO MUCH MORE...theory essays covering everything from surprise to
disillusionment; comment sections that deeply explore variations, alternative
routines, and tradeoffs for the professional to weigh. If you want to
see how Simon thinks, this book will offer many hours of thought-provoking
ideas-all written in Simon's lucid, detailed, and thorough style.
Aronson is one of my favorite thinkers in magic, and his legendary reputation
is entirely deserved. Simon is an "engineer" of miracles,
crafting each effect with painstaking detail. His standards are exacting,
and he commits an extraordinary amount of thought to every idea he publishes
and performs. Simon puts this same effort into his writing, which is
why his books are so revered (and why it has taken him 13 years to finish
Art Decko). Art Decko delivers the same high quality we're used to.
I am extremely excited about this new collection."
- Joshua Jay
Pages: 325 - 8.5" x 11" - Hardcover with Full-color dust jacket
- Black and White photos