Mike Caveney is a writer, collector, professional magician, and the publisher of over 50 books on the theory, practice, and history of magic. His biographical works include "Kellar's Wonders" (2003) with Bill Miesel, and "Carter the Great" (1995). An avid collector and performer for over four decades, he has appeared onstage or on TV in more than 20 countries.
Jim Steinmeyer is the author of many books on magic history and practice, including "Los Angeles Time"s bestseller "Hiding the Elephant" (2004) and "The Glorious Deception" (2006). He has created deceptions featured by magicians such as Doug Henning, David Copperfield, and Siegfried and Roy, and critically acclaimed illusions for Broadway hits" Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast," and "Into the Woods."
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Ricky Jay, who has contributed the introduction to this book, is one of the world's great sleight of hand artists, and a distinguished actor, historian, and best-selling author. His "Learned Pigs & Fireproof Women" and "Jay's Journal of Anomalies" were both "New York Times" ""Notable Books of the Year,"" and he defined the terms of his art for "The ""Cambridge Guide to American Theatre" and "Encyclopedia Britannica."
TASCHEN editor Noel Daniel graduated from Princeton University, and studied in Berlin on a Fulbright Scholarship. She received a master's in London and was the director of a photography art gallery before becoming a book editor. Her TASCHEN books include "The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm"(2011), "Magic 1400s-1950s "(2009), and "The Circus 1870s-1950s" (2008).
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