Magic of Ascanio 4 | Knives and Color Blindness
Arturo de Ascanio y Navaz (1926-1997), is considered the father of Spanish card magic. A lawyer and amateur magician by trade, he dedicated a good part of his life to magic and was one of the founders of the prestigious Escuela Magica de Madrid.
The Structural Conception of Magic, the first volume of The Magic of Ascanio, is dedicated to his theoretical thinking. Studies of Card Magic and More Studies of Card Magic contain all of his card creations, while the fourth volume, Knives and Color-Blindness, is a treatise on pocketknife magic.
Knives and Color Blindness is not just a repertoire of tricks and routines. Above all, it contains an extraordinary philosophy of magic in which attention to detail, naturalness and psychology are just as important as technical ability.
Ascanio's remarkable in-depth study of the psychological aspects of paddle move and knife color changing is a fundamental contribution to the magic of color changing knives.
Arturo de Ascanio shows two special qualities that very rarely come together: he is an extremely clear author and at the same time an excellent performer of sleight of hand. You will no doubt find that Ascanio is very good at writing about what he knows and knows very well what he is writing about.
Pages 132 - In English Hardcover with dust jacket