Untitled

Untitled
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Author: Anonymous
Pages: 240
ISBN: 142158249X
Release: 2016-01-05
Editor: Perfect Square

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Title from our Perfect Square imprint to be unveiled Monday, August 31st.

The Art of Magic The Gathering Dominaria

The Art of Magic  The Gathering   Dominaria
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Author: James Wyatt
Pages: 240
ISBN: 1974700739
Release: 2018-07-03
Editor: Perfect Square

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Magnificent hardcover art books featuring the incredible images and lore of Magic: The Gathering®! Step aboard the legendary airship Weatherlight and explore Dominaria, an ancient world whose stories are known throughout the Multiverse. Dominaria has weathered one apocalypse after another and emerged into a time of rebirth and renewal. In these pages, lavishly illustrated with the award-winning art of Magic: The Gathering®, you can step into the world where it all began. Whether Dominaria is new to you or as familiar as an old friend, you’ll find enough lore and legends here to make you feel at home. A new age is dawning on Dominaria. Come and be a part of it!

The Art of Magic The Gathering Innistrad

The Art of Magic  The Gathering   Innistrad
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Author: James Wyatt
Pages: 224
ISBN: 1421587807
Release: 2016-07-05
Editor: Perfect Square

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“Grab an axe and defend the gate! Your despair is an extravagance we can ill afford.” —Thalia, Knight-Cathar Terror falls from the skies on blood-spattered wings, and nameless horrors lurk in the shadows. These pages, lavishly illustrated with the award-winning art of Magic: The Gathering™, are your entry into a world beset by terrible evils on all sides and betrayed by the hope it held most dear. Tread lightly as you follow the heroic Planeswalkers of the Gatewatch as they investigate these dark mysteries, for the nightmare they will uncover is a threat to the whole Multiverse. The mysteries of Innistrad—its peoples, provinces, and monsters—await your arrival. But be careful as you peer into the darkness, for you might find something staring back.

The Art of Magic The Gathering Kaladesh

The Art of Magic  The Gathering   Kaladesh
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Author: James Wyatt
Pages: 240
ISBN: 1421590506
Release: 2017-01-03
Editor: Perfect Square

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Optimism, innovation, and the spirit of creativity fill these pages, lavishly illustrated with the award-winning art of Magic: The Gathering™! Welcome to Kaladesh—a vibrant, beautiful plane where anything is possible. Join the heroic Planeswalkers of the Gatewatch as they explore the Inventors’ Fair, and let your imagination soar alongside thopters and airships crafted by the best artificers in the Multiverse. Come discover the marvels of Kaladesh—its inhabitants, its inventors, and its artifacts. They all await you at the grand Inventors’ Fair!

The Art of Magic The Gathering Ravnica

The Art of Magic  The Gathering   Ravnica
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Author: James Wyatt
Pages: 240
ISBN: 1974705528
Release: 2019-01-01
Editor: Perfect Square

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Magnificent hardcover art books featuring the incredible images and lore of Magic: The Gathering®! Danger and adventure await in these pages, lavishly illustrated with the award-winning art of Magic: The Gathering®! The seventh book in VIZ Media’s acclaimed series of massive hardcover art books featuring the incredible images of Magic: The Gathering®! “The alliances were already frayed. All we do is find the loose threads and pluck.” —Lazav, House Dimir Guildmaster An eternity of winding streets, dark alleys, towering structures, and rubble-strewn ruins make up the world of Ravnica. In this sprawling city, ten guilds are locked in a perpetual struggle for influence and dominance, each one seeking to advance its own agenda and philosophy—and now it’s time to choose your place in this conflict. In these pages, lavishly illustrated with the award-winning art of Magic: The Gathering®, you’ll learn the deepest secrets of the guilds and the plots unfolding in their ranks. Choose your guild and take your place in Ravnica, the greatest city in the Multiverse!

Magic The Gathering Rise of the Gatewatch

Magic  The Gathering  Rise of the Gatewatch
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Author: Wizards of the Coast
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781683355861
Release: 2019-07-23
Editor: Abrams

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A visual history of Magic: The Gathering's Gatewatch Mythology Over the course of its 25-year history, Magic: The Gathering—the world’s first and most popular trading card game—has redefined the fantasy genre through its exploration of diverse, fantastic worlds. And traversing those worlds are Planeswalkers, heroes who have sworn to defend the Multiverse from harm. Magic: The Gathering: Rise of the Gatewatch is a visual history and celebration of Magic’s first team of Planeswalkers—Jace Beleren, Ajani Goldmane, Gideon Jura, Kaya, Chandra Nalaar, Nissa Revane, Liliana Vess, and Teferi. The Gatewatch’s character histories, from their origins through their final confrontation with Nicol Bolas, are presented here via the very best card, packaging, and convention-exclusive artwork, all of it reproduced together here for the first time, some seen for the first time outside of the card frame. Rise of the Gatewatch is a giftable visual reference guide sure to appeal to new and longtime Magic fans alike.

The Art of Magic The Gathering War of the Spark

The Art of Magic  The Gathering   War of the Spark
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Author: James Wyatt
Pages: 240
ISBN: 1974717356
Release: 2020-10-13
Editor: VIZ Media LLC

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Magnificent hardcover art books featuring the incredible images and lore of Magic: The Gathering®! Danger and adventure await in these pages, lavishly illustrated with the award-winning art of Magic: The Gathering®! "Even gods shall kneel." —Nicol Bolas Centuries of scheming have come to fruition at last. Meet Nicol Bolas: Elder dragon, Planeswalker, God-Pharaoh. He is the ultimate mastermind, whose plots for domination twist through the histories of countless worlds. Now those plots culminate on the shattered streets of Ravnica, with undead armies marching at his command and dozens of Planeswalkers marshaled to oppose him. In these lavishly illustrated pages, featuring art carefully chosen from more than two decades of Magic: The Gathering®, the full scope of Nicol Bolas’s plans are revealed at last. It has all led to this. The greatest heroes of the Multiverse make their stand against the ultimate villain in the War of the Spark!

The Choice of Magic

The Choice of Magic
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Author: Michael G. Manning
Pages: 408
ISBN: 9781943481316
Release: 2019-08-16
Editor: Michael Manning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The ancient magic of wizards was anything but dark. It was the enlightenment that lifted humanity from the squalor of superstition, and the worship of fell spirits and capricious gods, but those days are gone. The shining glory of the sorcerers burned away the subtlety of wisdom, replacing it with easy power, held only in the hands of the elite—a new age built upon the elemental supremacy of aristocrats and the ignorance of the masses. But this will change, for the greatest power comes with knowledge, and the deeper teachings of wizardry have not been utterly lost. The last wizard of the old tradition still survives in solitude, nursing tired grudges and waiting for death. His passing might have gone unnoticed, but for the imposition of a youth too stubborn to accept his refusal to take an apprentice. With a new student comes new hope, and that hope has caused old powers to stir again. That the world will change is inevitable, but the shape of the future is anything but certain.

The Art of Magic

The Art of Magic
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Author: T. Nelson Downs
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780486156590
Release: 2012-11-07
Editor: Courier Corporation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Indispensable book for magicians, containing many methods and sleights not found in other standard books. 68 illustrations.

The Art of Magic The Gathering Amonkhet

The Art of Magic  The Gathering   Amonkhet
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Author: James Wyatt
Pages: 240
ISBN: 1421595117
Release: 2017-07-04
Editor: Perfect Square

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The first of its kind! A series of massive hardcover art books featuring the incredible images of Magic: The Gathering®!! The fourth book in VIZ Media’s new series of massive hardcover art books featuring the incredible images of Magic: The Gathering®! “When the Second Sun rests between the horns on the horizon, so begins the Hour of Revelation. Then the Hour of Glory, the Hour of Promise, and finally the Hour of Eternity.” —The Accounting of Hours The Second Sun creeps across the sky, growing ever closer to the horns of the God-Pharaoh. These pages, lavishly illustrated with the award-winning art of Magic: The Gathering®, will introduce you to the people of Amonkhet, whose life is a series of trials meant to prepare them for the great God-Pharaoh’s return. Join the heroic Planeswalkers of the Gatewatch as they come here to face the evil dragon Nicol Bolas, whose schemes span the planes of the Multiverse. The glorious hope and desolate despair of Amonkhet await you as the final hours draw near!

The Art of Magic The Gathering Ixalan

The Art of Magic  The Gathering   Ixalan
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Author: James Wyatt
Pages: 240
ISBN: 1421596571
Release: 2018-01-02
Editor: VIZ Media LLC

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Magnificent hardcover art books featuring the incredible images and lore of Magic: The Gathering®! Danger and adventure await in these pages, lavishly illustrated with the award-winning art of Magic: The Gathering®! “Just imagine what’s waiting around the bend. Adventure. Discovery. Riches for the taking. This is why I sail.” —Captain Lannery Storm Deep in the heart of Ixalan’s verdant jungle lies a treasure beyond imagining. Join the peoples of this plane in their search for an ancient golden city as you explore these pages, lavishly illustrated with the award-winning art of Magic: The Gathering®! Here you can sail with daring pirates and call on the might of earth-shaking dinosaurs. The marooned Planeswalker Jace Beleren will be your guide in his search for the true power of the golden city. A whole world waits to be discovered. Come and join the struggle to claim the greatest treasure of Ixalan!

Illusions The Art of Magic

Illusions  The Art of Magic
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Author: Christian Vachon,Suzanne Sauvage
Pages: 246
ISBN: 8874397585
Release: 2017-06-20
Editor: 5Continents

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In 2015 the McCord Museum in Montreal, Canada, was gifted with the Allan Slaight Collection, one of the largest treasuries of posters and documents on magic in the world. Published in conjunction with the exhibition Illusions. The Art of Magic at the McCord Museum, this volume presents 250 exceptional posters from this collection, dating from the 1880s to the 1940s. During this period, known as the Golden Age of Magic, droves of traveling magicians and prestidigitators fought a veritable advertising war. All over the United States and Europe, city walls and billboards were plastered with posters offering tantalizing previews of their most spectacular tricks, giving poster designers and printers of the era a golden opportunity to flex their imaginations and load their work with devils and demons, skeletons and skulls, bodies and decapitated heads, playing-cards and rabbits, alluring assistants, phantasmagoria and esoteric symbols. Seven authors recognized as experts in their respective fields introduce this dazzling array of color and fantastic imagery, providing insights to explain the full historic, social and artistic value of these magnificent posters.

Houdini

Houdini
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Author: Harry Houdini
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9785876406583
Release: 1928
Editor: Рипол Классик

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The Art of Magic and Sleight of Hand

The Art of Magic and Sleight of Hand
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Author: Nicholas Einhorn,John Freeman
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0754810925
Release: 2002
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

With over 100 magic tricks with step by step instructions and more than 1000 color photos, this is an indispensable guide for anyone interested in magic.

Mastering the Art of Magic

Mastering the Art of Magic
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Author: Nicholas Einhorn
Pages: 264
ISBN: 0754823717
Release: 2012-04-09
Editor: Anness Pub Limited

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Nothing delights and amazes friends and family more than a display of brilliantly performed magic tricks, illusions, puzzles and stunts, and this comprehensive new box set contains everything the budding magician needs to put on a dazzling show at home. From the history of magic to profiles of famous conjurors, from card tricks to stage illusions, stunts and much much more, these two expertly written books will help you to wow your friends and family. Dedicated chapters for each type of trick begin with a fascinating introduction on the history, traditions and key figures associated with that type of magic. There are then step-by-step instructions showing you how to perform each one, illustrated with step-by-step photographs. Close-up secret views show exactly how each trick is done, along with tips on preparation and the patter you need to accompany it. With these books you can appear to have superhuman strength and x-ray vision, you will seem to be able to read someone?s mind or cut a volunteer in two, make everyday objects vanish and reappear, untie impossible knots, and restore torn-up paper napkins. A special section on putting on a show provides invaluable advice on planning your performance. This includes selecting a venue, creating invitations, choosing music and costumes, setting up the stage and practising your stagecraft, as well as ideas for running orders and sample programmes. Whatever your previous experience and skill level, this exciting and inspiring book collection will provide hours of entertainment for performer and audience alike!

The Art of Magic

The Art of Magic
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Author: Thomas Nelson Downs,John Northern Hilliard
Pages: 348
ISBN: 0486240053
Release: 1980-01-01
Editor: Courier Corporation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Indispensable book for magicians, containing many methods and sleights not found in other standard books. 68 illustrations.

Art and Magic in the Court of the Stuarts

Art and Magic in the Court of the Stuarts
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Author: Vaughan Hart
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9781134876785
Release: 2002-03-11
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Spanning from the inauguration of James I in 1603 to the execution of Charles I in 1649, the Stuart court saw the emergence of a full expression of Renaissance culture in Britain. Hart examines the influence of magic on Renaissance art and how in its role as an element of royal propaganda, art was used to represent the power of the monarch and reflect his apparent command over the hidden forces of nature. Court artists sought to represent magic as an expression of the Stuart Kings' divine right, and later of their policy of Absolutism, through masques, sermons, heraldry, gardens, architecture and processions. As such, magic of the kind enshrined in Neoplatonic philosophy and the court art which expressed its cosmology, played their part in the complex causes of the Civil War and the destruction of the Stuart image which followed in its wake.

Industrial Light and Magic

Industrial Light and Magic
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Author: Thomas Graham Smith
Pages: 279
ISBN: 9780345322630
Release: 1986
Editor: Random House Digital, Inc.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A behind-the-scenes look at the world of special effects discusses a wide range of ingenious techniques--from computer graphics and optical compositing to matte printing and model construction--used in such films as "Star Wars," "Poltergeist," and "Raider

Magic The Gathering Legends

Magic  The Gathering  Legends
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Author: Wizards of the Coast,Jay Annelli
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781683358626
Release: 2020-10-27
Editor: Abrams

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An official guide to the most iconic legends and legendary creatures from the world of Magic: The Gathering The world of Magic: The Gathering is home to many fantastical characters and creatures, but perhaps none so intriguing as its legends. Legendary dragons, demons, angels, goblins, vampires, merfolk, wizards, and more roam the multiverse. These characters harken back to Magic’s early history, having been introduced in one of the first Magic card sets (1994’s Legends); new legends continue to tell epic stories in lore and on the battlefield through the present day. Magic: The Gathering: Legends showcases high-quality reproductions of the legendary card art from across the game's history—in many instances for the first time outside of the card frame—along with accompanying histories written by Jay Annelli. This collection also offers exclusive insight into the art and mythology behind some of Magic: The Gathering’s most powerful, popular, and enduring legends, including Niv-Mizzet, Emmara Tandris, Marit Lage, Sisay, Atraxa, the Eldrazi titans, Edgar Markov, Queen Marchesa, Zurgo, Pia Nalaar, Zacama, King Algenus Kenrith, Snapdax, and many, many more.

The Practical Art of Divine Magic

The Practical Art of Divine Magic
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Author: Patrick Dunn
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780738746319
Release: 2015-08-08
Editor: Llewellyn Worldwide

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The ancient world of Egypt, Greece, and Rome was home to a set of magical and spiritual technologies, called theurgy, that unite the practice of magic with the aims of religion. Theurgy, or "godwork," is the art of creating a stronger bond between the theurgist and his or her deities. The results of this stronger bond were imminently practical: stronger magic, more meaningful existence, and a better life. With the fall of Rome, these techniques faded into obscurity, and many of them were lost forever. This book revives, restores, and reinvents these practices for a contemporary pagan or magical practitioner. A mixture of scholarly research and examination of source texts and daring experimentation and extrapolation leads to a complete and workable system that can inform a variety of practices, all presented in a relaxed, lighthearted, and readable way. Whether you practice witchcraft, ceremonial magic, or chaos magic, you can benefit from the practice of theurgy. You will learn techniques to create stronger bonds with divine forces, call up and communicate with spiritual beings, summon a magical assistant, create statues imbued with divine spirit, and master your own mind. The ultimate goal is union with the divine, but theurgy is a practical path, and every step on that path is designed to improve your life.