Illusions In Perspective – OZ Illusions – Chris Murphy – BK


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Demystifying the mystifying! Illusions in Perspective written by respected illusion builder Chris Murphy features an introduction by world-renowned Las Vegas Illusion Designer and Builder Tim Clothier.

“You have our word that everything stated in this copy is accurate!”  – Joe and Mark Stevens 

The contents feature a combination of both time-tested proven mind-blowing illusions that Chris has previously built and sold – worth the price alone. Yet there is MORE including never released new designs waiting to be performed for the first time. Illusions In Perspective also features what many previous illusion books don’t – specific technical details.  Illusions In Perspective is chock full of information to assist you in designing and building your own illusions.  This is NOT just a book about conceptualism – this is a book that shows you HOW TO MAKE THESE ILLUSIONS! 

Chris chose to feature a selection of compact illusions featuring smaller footprints in tune with the direction of the industry.  That means you can perform these with simple staging requirements!  Illusions in Perspective caters specifically to the modern illusionist where in the demand from working magicians is most desired in terms of scope of size as well as satisfying the difficult need to obtain material that is different and practical.  Chris has hit the Trifecta!  This is material for modern performers – featuring deceptive illusions that transcend visual illusion and segue perfectly into plots which allow for engaging presentations.  And best of all Chris keeps it all in  – all “in perspective” with a focus on practicality.


Contained within this tome features seven original stage illusion designs, and packed with practical illusion building information, Illusions In Perspective is illusion builder Chris Murphy’s long-awaited first published collection.

These are practical illusions, suited to a variety of performance venues. The plans and descriptions contain an unprecedented level of detail, from the larger cabinetry down to catches, latches and mechanisms.

Described in Illusions in Perspective are:

  • Infiltration – A compact spiker illusion with a unique and diabolical method.
  • Inviolable – Chris Murphy’s original Nest of Boxes.
  • Crematorium Galorium – A nasty little cremation illusion, without the big fire.
  • Convergence – An audience volunteer pushes a steel plate through your assistant.
  • Product-ion – A versatile product production for those corporate gigs.
  • Afterlife – A fun, and slightly tipsy, spirit cabinet.
  • Empty Spaces – Chris Murphy’s tiny take on the tube illusion.

Chris also provides tips on illusion design and developing your own illusion building workshop. Illusions in Perspective is a 200 page, hardbound book printed on beautiful silk finish paper, with an introduction by Las Vegas illusion builder and designer, Tim Clothier.   

Also included within are:

  • Hundreds of actual images of the specific illusions featured.
  • Hundreds of technical illustrations and diagrams.
  • Hundreds of detailed often sequential plans with frequent magnified diagrams highlighting important particulars.
  • Easy to read bold text with perfect font size, not too big to add filler, and not too small where you can’t see it.
  • Easily digested logical flow of sequencing starting with the name of the illusion – Details of the effect – Methodology – Prop – Component(s) – Cabinets –  Finishing and Assembly – etc.

“Over 20 years in the making and so worth the wait! The contents of this book are illusions and props that I would include in my show, every one’s a winner and the detailed plans are second to none! That’s the thing that makes Chris Murphy’s Illusions in Perspective the new go-to book for performers who want to include new illusions that have modern day appeal. This book is 5 Stars and has my highest personal recommendation! I suggested that Chris charge much more for this book!

“I have a long history with Chris Murphy as Chris and I have known each other since 1989. Chris has built many illusions for me including my very first Suspended Animation. Chris worked out much of the technical elements of that illusion so trust me when I say his attention to detail is 2nd to none! Chris asked me to say a few words but it’s hard for me to stop writing. Just do yourself a favor and buy this book!” – John Taylor, International Illusionist and inventor of Suspended Animation

“Chris has beautifully broken down his creative process and if you ever plan to design an illusion yourself, this is a great formula to follow. He has also included some of the most detailed and descriptive illusion designs in any book out there. The illusions described here are practical, deceptive and ready-to-build, which means that the value in this book is enormous. Personally, I think ‘Infiltration’ is a brilliant use of visual plot and method to create a super practical prop. ‘Afterlife’ has a great routine and for a prop of this size, will last a good amount of time onstage in its routine (I often refer to illusions in terms of $ per minute). ‘Empty Spaces’ is what I think of as a Chris Murphy ‘signature’ and is insanely deceptive for this style of illusion.” – Tim Clothier – Illusion Builder and designer, Illusion Projects Las Vegas

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