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Never before has a course in card magic been so thoroughly illustrated for clarity and ease of learning. Clear, engaging, detailed writing is coupled with over twelve hundred professional drawings to aid the student in attaining mastery of a deck in the shortest possible time
Up-to-date information on the latest developments in the craft, giving the reader the best methods for creating amazement with an ordinary deck of playing cards, ranging from classic sleights and ruses to the most sophisticated modern techniques
It's the first course of its kind written by a full-time professional magician, consisting of material selected from his own repertoire. Giobbi offers his readers hard-won knowledge obtained through experience, and teaches the best sleights, methods and tricks, along with the psychology, misdirection and theory essential for successful card magic. Roberto has selected only the best sleights and handlings from literally thousands of books on the subject, saving his readers countless hours of research and wasted effort spent on inferior approaches and ideas.
Card College is written both as a course for the beginning student and a retraining course for the experienced card magician who may have picked up some inferior techniques during previous study.
Roberto Giobbi's Card College is now a five-volume course with over 1300 pages of easily understood instruction that starts with the fundamentals of card handling and progresses to the crafts most advanced and secret techniques-and each step of the way the reader is given astonishing card tricks, which provide practical applications for the sleights and concepts taught.
Volume Three contains instruction on such invaluable sleights as the push-off double turnover, one-handed top palm, the Ascanio spread, gambler's cop, the Vernon addition, false displays and riffle shuffles, the convincing control, the Olram subtlety, and much more-including many powerful card tricks and routines. Mr. Giobbi includes original ideas and refinements, guaranteeing every reader fresh techniques and insights. Some of the topics covered in Volume Three include: