Designing Miracles is the second of Darwin ortiz’s books on magic theory. The first one is Strong magic, which is regarded as a modern classic. Item Details. Description: Darwin Ortiz’s seminal Designing Miracles has been heralded as one of the finest books ever written on magic theory. In many ways it . Designing Miracles has 32 ratings and 1 review. Roger said: In his previous book Strong Magic Darwin Ortiz analysed the performance of close.

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Virtually every illustration of the different points darwih a card trick, and that gets pretty old pretty quick for me. Thanks for the review.

I cannot imagine any thoughtful magician who would jiracles benefit from the lessons taught in this book. You may also like: As soon as the package is dispatched you’ll receive a link to track it on this page. I’m gonna go read it again He’s superb at analyzing the principles underlying darwij magic, and evaluating what makes something work and what doesn’t, and this book demonstrates that he has a real understanding of what makes good magic.

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Darwin is also very good at explaining desgning, and his book is written in a very logical, clear and convincing manner. Darwin Ortiz is an extremely clear thinker, and his insights into the theory of magic are terrific. It will do something that few magic books can: It is fitting then, that we present another first by offering this neo-classic as an audio book.

He’s a very clear thinker, and the examples he uses really demonstrate that he has a real gift in explaining things, and this has the added benefit of ensuring that his content is interesting to listen to.

But there are holes in their theories, which are patched up in this chapter. Of course, the principles being talked about are more general and should be applicable to other genres of magic as well. Desighing in itself makes Designing Miracles a landmark publication, and one that deserves to be widely known and read. Why should learning magic be relegated to your study at home?

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With a special emphasis on card magic, which is his own field of expertise, Darwin Ortiz has done magicians everywhere a real service with this magnificent tome about showmanship, which is well-organized, comprehensive, insightful, and supported with many practical examples. Germany,Saarland Al Baker’s Book ship to: It is smaller and a much quicker read. He also servesas an international consultant to the casino industry on the prevention and detection ofcheating.

This is a kind of back-handed criticism. Well, this book tells you how to help designng spectator do just that, simply by making the magic as believable as possible.

Elementary Education Teacher Location: All prices include VAT number: Never again will you be at a loss as to why an effect isn’t playing well. I’m halfway through the book right now.

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The remaining few will go in the mail tomorrow. These chapters also give some good advice on how to structure multiphase effects in a way that maximizes impact. For one thing, you can listen to the book while on the move.

Products Description Products Description Hello friend. But it should be enough to make you realize that this is a terrific book, and that Darwin Ortiz does an excellent job in reading his own work, with good clarity, expression, and emphasis. If your goal is to provide your audiences with an unforgettable experience of impossibility, you’ll find Designing Miracles filled with insights to help you do so. Take a look at our Return Policy.

SWNerndase Regular user Posts. In some ways, this book is more useable than Strong Magic. Darwin lays out a new way oflooking at how the mind is fooled. However, if you are not a card worker, you might have to work harder to fit these principles into your work which might not be a bad thing.


I would shorten Reverhart’s recommendation: Borrible rated it really liked it Oct 06, This time he presents a groundbreaking study of how laypeople think and what it takes to amaze them.

It doesn’t surprise me, because Ortiz is such a perfectionist. Erik rated it really liked it Oct 22, Jan 3, Jan 19, It will do something that few magic books can: John Ramsay and Tony Slydini created the groundwork on how to use the gaze and movements for misdirection.

It won’t just tell you how to do things, but will you give you the skills you need to think for yourself and understand why some tricks works better than others, and then go out and be the very best magician you can possibly be.

The basic idea here is that if you can get the spectators to ask the wrong questions about the trick, it is much less likely that they will stumble on the method. And the writing is spot on.

And don’t make the mistake of thinking that this is only a book for creators of magic. JM rated it it was amazing Jul 13, At any rate, anyone who does magic regularly should pick this up, read it, and put some serious thought into what ortz says. According to the book, one of the major disadvantages of visual magic is that the method happens too close to the effect. Also, this book seems aimed mostly at close up magicians who want desining make their tricks seem even more miraculous by removing any possible suggestion of natural causes for the magic.

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