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The Spectacle of Illusion : Magic, The Paranormal and the Complicity of the Mind

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The Spectacle of Illusion : Magic, The Paranormal and the Complicity of the Mind
A visual investigation into the arts of illusion - this visual history from the Wellcome Collection takes you from mesmerists and spirituialists, mediums and materialisation, through to master magicians, parapsychology, psychical researchers and the psychology of illusion and perception. 
Images include: ghost and medium photography, ectoplasm, the great magicians from Thurston and Kellar to Houdini - their exceptional performances and poster art, exposures of fraud, escapology, planchettes, telephathy, healing and laying on of hands, visual illusions and optical tricks of the eye. 

Illustrations: hundreds of illustrations over 220 pages
Author: Matthew L. Tomkins
Size: 180 x 247 mm
Format: hardback

ISBN 13: 9780500022429
 

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