Pure Imagination by Scott Robinson

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Scott Robinson creates some of the most interesting visual close-up magic that we have ever seen. In his hands, coins appear in three separate locations at once and cards dematerialise in ways that we never thought were possible. His magic is the rare complete combination: deceptive, entertaining, and visual. In his introduction, Steve Beam called him “one of his favorite magicians” — and we understand why.

Andi Gladwin and John Campbell worked together to describe 46 of Scott’s finest card and coin magic. Many of these pieces have been in Scott’s repertoire for over twenty years and several have become instant modern classics (such as “Riding the Wave,” Scott’s impromptu Invisible Deck routine that many other versions are based on). They are lavishly illustrated with full-color photographs, and described in just the right amount of detail to allow you to learn each trick with props in hand.

While most of the routines use sleight of hand, there are effects for all skill levels. For example, his “Different Differences” is a coin routine that is as easy as it is visual. You place three silver coins into a coin purse and make it transpose with a copper coin, with the silver coins appearing in three different places at the same time. His “Sucker Monte” is a close-up worker’s dream; an easy impromptu monte routine that uses subtly over sleights. And his “Tooth Fairy” effect is a rare coin effect designed specifically for children.

For those who want to work a little harder, you’ll learn Scott’s “Heavy Metal,” where twelve Spellbound changes happen in rapid succession! And of particular interest is Scott’s work on the Wild Coin plot, where he elevates the effect from a small coin trick to a full performance piece.

The book itself is stunning – with thick, glossy photo paper, and over 740 full-colour photographs. The satin-style cover and purple book ribbon make this book a gorgeous addition to your collection.

Contents of Scott Robinson’s Pure Imagination

  • Spoiler Alert (Steve Beam)
  • The First Rule of Sleight Club (Andi Gladwin)
  • The Toy
  • The Willy Wonka Card Trick
  • Willy in Your Pocket
  • Different Differences
  • Sucker Monte
  • Loose Change
  • The Queen Thing
  • Visual Retentive Vanish
  • Slide Load
  • Quick Kings and Aces
  • Trading Spaces
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Sliding Scale
  • Just One Move
  • Who’s Counting?
  • Bill Me
  • Over the Hills and Back Again
  • 100% Probability Sandwich
  • Severance Pay
  • Automated Teller Card
  • Big Bang
  • A Buttery Spread
  • Manifold
  • Sprite
  • Repackaged Prediction
  • Triple Crown
  • Top Slop Gag
  • Changing Hands
  • H.G.’s Pocket
  • Riding the Wave
  • Sponge Coin
  • Changing a Fan Belt
  • Daley Double
  • Daley Double Change
  • Changeling Coin
  • Da Vinci Coins
  • Dragnet Jacks
  • The Tooth Fairy
  • Money Changers
  • SACC (Semi Automatic Cascade Control)
  • Coins, By Golly
  • Home Wrecker
  • Count Me
  • Heavy Metal
  • Totally Under Control
  • The Sound of Silence

304 pages, over 740 full-colour photographs, 10″ x 10″ oversized hardback with a silk satin cover.

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