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Urban Illusions

by Sum, JC

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Category: Stage
Media Type: Book

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Urban Illusions is a stunning collection of professional illusion designs from one of the most prolific illusion designers in the world! Besides being one of Asia's most successful illusionists, J C Sum represents a new generation of illusion thinkers.

The book explains 10 cutting edge illusions that are modern in design, building methods and materials. There are no conceptual illusions, ideas or notions detailed in the book; only practical and prototyped illusions that can be built.

J C Sum and his onstage partner, 'Magic Babe' Ning, perform many of the illusions in their live shows and on TV across the world. As "Asia's Most Famous Illusionists" (The Straits Times) and "one of the very top illusion teams in the world" (magicseen magazine), J C & Ning are known for their cutting edge style and modern urban illusions.

This book details the methods and detailed building plans for some of their most well known illusions such as "Crystal Metamorphosis" and "Revollusion".

"It is rare that illusionists will share the wealth of knowledge and insight that J C does in this book. For those who wish to use illusions in their work this book is simply invaluable.

Urban Illusions is a much-needed collection of modern illusions for today's audiences and J C provides an essential new voice in the area of illusion design."

- Franz Harary

Urban Illusions is a 110-page book with full illusion plans, descriptions, colored photos and presentations of 10 original illusion designs including:

A multi-cut divided lady illusion reinvented & improved

A spectacular appearance illusion from a giant industrial fan

A transparent sub trunk designed for speed

A super-fast DeKolta's chair that can be performed anywhere

A new standard in instant surrounded appearances

A New-Age Metamorphosis Illusion

An innovative presentation through broken glass bottles

A simple but effective appearance of a VIP

A practical approach to passing through a steel plate

Walking through a giant industrial fan

BONUS: Purchasing this book will entitle you access to J C's secret 'Backstage' section that contains FREE illusion ideas and four illusion methods for car appearances! Many have said that these ideas alone are worth the price of the book!

NOTE: This edition of Urban Illusions does not include "The Impossible Teleportation" mega illusion that was previously available in the edition direct from J C Sum.

Pages: 120 - Softcover - Perfectbound - 8 1/2" x 11" - color photos and black and white illustrations.
Date Added: Jul 2nd, 2011
MLA SKU: 4aaaa99999


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November 18th, 2011 1:45pm
Reviewed by Christian
This is a well produced soft cover book with 120 pages of ideas and plans for stage illusions. There are some really nice ideas here. For maximum effect however, you need to realize that you will need a professional to help in the manufacturing of these props. This book is made for the professional performer. So unless you have some mad carpentry skills, understand you will need to have these ideas made by a professional craftsman.

The thinking in the book is really nice. I enjoyed the idea behind Slicing through. If I were able to explain just that concept to you, I think you would purchase the book. Some really clever ideas in here.

Now for the down side. The book is well illustrated, however, I would have very much liked to see some actual photographs of the illusions. There are a few photographs but not enough for my taste. I think concise and plentiful photographs would have made me give this 5 stars instead of 4.

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