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Confronting Magic - Assouline Books
Confronting Magic - Assouline Books
Confronting Magic - Assouline Books
Confronting Magic - Assouline Books
Confronting Magic - Assouline Books
Confronting Magic - Assouline Books
Confronting Magic - Assouline Books
Confronting Magic - Assouline Books

Confronting Magic - Assouline Books

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Featuring original photography and rare memorabilia alongside a Foreword by Guillermo Del Toro and text by Cohen himself, Confronting Magic celebrates twenty years of Chamber Magic and the variety of guests that the lively, intimate show has attracted and stunned. Here we see stills and props from Cohen’s most praise-worthy tricks, including his signature “Think-a-Drink” and the jaw-dropping Bullet Catch. At other times, the camera is turned to the audience, inviting readers to step into the magician’s shoes and see what he sees—the laughter and the outbursts; the silence and the hand-wringing; the collapsing-onto-your-neighbor’s shoulder and the wide-eyed disbelief. These jubilant reactions illustrate just why audiences return to Cohen’s parlor again and again—music can make you dance; comedy can make you laugh; but only magic can make you wonder.

Through decades of mystifying and entertaining society’s elite, Steve Cohen has garnered numerous accolades and earned the title “The Millionaires’ Magician.” Since Cohen’s arrival Off-Broadway in 2000, hundreds of thousands of people have attended the sensational Chamber Magic. An evening of conjuring, mind-reading, and sleight of hand performed in an exclusive salon setting, the show carries the torch of the elegant parlor magic tradition that characterized Manhattan during the early twentieth century. Billionaires, movie stars, Nobel Prize-winners, elite athletes, and heads of state have sat alongside ordinary folks, all of them tied together by the shared hope that magic might truly exist.

Since its beginnings in 1994, Assouline has been dedicated to creating books that are as informational as they are beautiful works of art. The respect for the product and the process of creation is evident in every facet – the traditional technique of hand-binding covers, the imagery that transports the reader to another place and time, the luxurious thickness of each page. The passion and the attention to detail are like that of an haute couture atelier.

Known worldwide for bringing luxury to the publishing industry, Assouline produces one-of-a-kind books on fashion, art, architecture, photography, design, and travel, weaving a story of L’Art de Vivre with every publication. The Ultimate Collection is the epitome of the Assouline brand as it offers an unparalleled standard of excellence in the 21st century. Each book from the collection pays homage to the time-honored craft of bookbinding and pictures are individually hand-tipped, a process which requires cutting, gluing, and placing each photo onto the page. This level of craftsmanship yields the highest quality books in the world, truly pieces of art in their own right.

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