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magic of Robert-Houdin

Christian Fechner

magic of Robert-Houdin

"an artist"s life" : biographical essay

by Christian Fechner

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Published by Editions F.C.F. in Boulogne .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Robert-Houdin, Jean-Eugène, -- 1805-1871.,
  • Magicians -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    Statementtranslated from the French by Stacey Dagron ; edited by Todd Karr. (Vol.2).
    ContributionsKarr, Todd.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination441p., [20]p. of col. plates :
    Number of Pages441
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21876829M

      This volume was published in From the book's Introduction: This book is the natural result of the moulding, dominating influence which the spirti and writings of Robert-Houdin have exerted over my professional career. My interest in conjuring and magic and my enthusiasm for Robert-Houdin came into existence simultaneously. From the moment that I began to study the/5(5). Details: In what is arguably the most beautiful and elegant magic book produced, Christian Fechner explores the amazing life and times of Robert Houdin – the French master magician and scientist. Christian Fechner has researched this fascinating magician and in doing so provides us with behind the scenes peeks into his life, and his magic.

      The French magician Jean Eugene Robert Houdin, also known as the “Father of Modern Magic,” was born in in the central French town of Blois and experienced perhaps the most serendipitous moment within the history of magic. Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin, The Father of Modern Magic Who Stopped a Revolt with His Abilities Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin was a French magician who lived during the 19th century. Amongst other things, Robert-Houdin is commonly regarded today as the originator of the modern style of conjuring .

      Robert-Houdin Your doorway to those rare collectibles that everyone is searching for: books, props, posters, cards, and paper ephemera are all here for you to buy and sell. 43 posts. Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin is within the scope of WikiProject Magic, which aims to build a comprehensive and detailed guide to magic on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, you can choose to, or visit the project page (), where you can join the project and see a list of open tasks.: This article has not yet received a rating on the project's quality scale.


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