A complete biography of magic's master!
Step-by-step analysis of Cardini's act
Almost 600 pages
Over 800 illustrations
350 frame-by-frame shots of his act
Beautiful color section
"Cardini was one of the greatest performing magicians of all time, and this volume is guaranteed to cast his spell the instant you enter its magical pages...a truly wonderful production...the bounty of images reproduced in this volume is nothing short of astounding. This long-awaited and well-deserved testament to one of the most important magicians of the twentieth century is an inordinately welcome addition to magic's historical literature."
- Jamy Ian Swiss, Genii magazine
At last! Perhaps the greatest sleight-of-hand artist of all time, Cardini finally receives the wonderful book he deserves. A master of sleight-of-hand, a show-business success, a classic act that changed the course of his art, and a builder of intricate miracles, Cardini is here unveiled in depth and with great insight by John Fisher, a wizard of words.
Granted access to the personal notebooks, scrapbooks, and memorabilia of Cardini, John Fisher has crafted not only a revelatory biography but also a fine piece of magical literature.
Cardini's legendary act is explained in detail, moment by moment, for the first time in print, but his amazing life story is also revealed in this fascinating work.
Generously illustrated with hundreds of photos and mementos of this master's career, including a beautiful color frontispiece and color section.
To top it all off, the book begins with Lance Burton paying tribute to Cardini in a heartfelt, inspiring preface.
Hardbound, with top-quality satin-finish paper, smyth-sewn for added durability, with a heavy full-color glossy dust jacket.