“This Updated Version is such an improvement – I had to purchase it even though I had the original” – Bill Trotter
Originally published in 1995 – I was 31 years old and freshly returned from Florida where I lived for about 10 years and back in the Stevens Magic Emporium family business. I remember this book selling exceptionally well and being touted as a must have for any illusionist or lover of the art of magic because it had both the illusion in an and the effect that people still take about today – HOSPITALITY! I absolutely remember the calls, when customers would ask, I want the book the Steinmeyer book the one that has Hospitality in it!
In fact the book features three incredible effects – including the illusion which bears the name of the book, along with Hospitality and finally Shadow Theater.
It sold out in a few years and in 1998 Jim began the 2nd printing, which continued to be required stock for any magic shop catering to working performers. Eventually that edition also sold out and it was out of print for many years. But the calls and e-mails kept coming in at Stevens Magic Emporium asking if we had it in stock – or if not know where to obtain a copy.
Finally, Jim decided to give the book a new updated look with vast improvements. This latest edition is completely revamped and features a different layout with superior images, full-color and exceptionally detailed plans.
Republication of Jim’s famous paperback book of plans for three modern classics of illusion: Modern Art, the amazing new Sawing in Half effect, Hospitality (many drinks from a paper milk carton) and Shadow Theater, a new vanishing lady. Previously out of print, this new edition of Modern Art is a full color booklet with diagrams for all three effects, routines, and photographs.