Moments and Destroyers
Two books from one of the most celebrated creators in the industry! Destroyers is the critically-acclaimed, best-selling book on the coin and close-up work of Troy Hooser.
After years of scarcity, it is FINALLY AVAILABLE AGAIN, on the ten-year anniversary of its first printing. Written by Joshua Jay and filled with material that has shaped a generation of coin and card material, this book embodies the term neo-classic, hardbound and fully illustrated.
That was the good news. Here's the GREAT news: Moments is an ENTIRELY NEW COLLECTION OF MATERIAL BY TROY HOOSER.
For the last ten years, Troy has developed a markedly different approach to close-up, and this collection features 25 BRAND NEW HOOSER ROUTINES, seeing print here for the very first time. Hardbound, fully illustrated.
Both books come together in a beautiful, limited edition slipcase.
An immediate sensation when it debuted ten years ago, Destroyers remains relevant, innovative. Acclaimed author Joshua Jay takes you on a whirlwind tour of over forty routines and sleights, each one explained with thoughtful prose and distinctive illustrations. You will learn over a dozen coin routines that require no table, how to levitate a small mask, how to produce a bottle from nowhere, and how to produce a padlock from two rubber bands. This updated and expanded edition of Destroyers features over seven routines not originally included, as well as additional commentary and dozens of new illustrations.
The name Troy Hooser has always been associated with the underground magic scene. For more than twenty-five years, Mr. Hooser has quietly developed a repertoire of material that amazes laymen. Hooser's material has also captured the imaginations of the magic industry's thought leaders-Troy Hooser is, perhaps, your favorite magician's favorite magician. In his first collection, he tips a lifetime of secrets and the theory behind them. These tricks wreak havoc on the logic of spectators. These tricks are Destroyers.
Pages: 189 - Hardcover - Black and White Illustrations
Moments is a brand new collection of over thirty routines and sleights from heralded creator and performer Troy Hooser. A decade after the enormous success of Hooser's first collection, Destroyers, author Joshua Jay returns to document a wonderful new development in Troy's style and output.
If you are unfamiliar with Mr. Hooser's work, his visual, whimsical style will delight you. If you are familiar with Mr. Hooser's work, Moments will still come as a startling surprise. Whereas his earlier material was all performed standing, much of this material is performed in the classical style, seated. Whereas much of his earlier material was short, this book includes five acts, each one comprised of several routines or tricks sequenced together for thematic purposes.
Pages: 135 - Hardcover - Black and White Illustrations