“It is rare that illusionists will share the wealth of knowledge and insight that J C does in this book. For those who wish to use illusions in their work this book is simply invaluable.
“Urban Illusions” is a much-needed collection of modern illusions for today’s audiences and J C provides an essential new voice in the area of illusion design.” – Franz Harary
“Urban Illusions” is a stunning collection of professional illusion designs from one of the most prolific illusion designers in the world! Besides being one of Asia’s most successful illusionists, J C Sum represents a new generation of illusion thinkers.
The book explains 10 cutting edge illusions that are modern in design, building methods and materials. There are no conceptual illusions, ideas or notions detailed in the book; only practical and prototyped illusions that can be built.
J C Sum and his onstage partner, ‘Magic Babe’ Ning, perform many of the illusions in their live shows and on TV across the world. As “Asia’s Most Famous Illusionists” (The Straits Times) and “one of the very top illusion teams in the world” (magicseen magazine), J C & Ning are known for their cutting edge style and modern urban illusions.
This book details the methods and detailed building plans for some of their most well known illusions such as “Crystal Metamorphosis” and “Revollusion”.
“Urban Illusions” contains full illusion plans, descriptions, colored photos and presentations of 10 original illusion designs including:
A spectacular appearance illusion from a giant industrial fan
A transparent sub trunk designed for speed
Walking through a giant industrial fan
A super-fast dekolta’s chair that can be performed anywhere
A new standard in instant surrounded appearances
A New-Age Metamorphosis Illusion
Seven By Half V.2.0
A multi-cut divided lady illusion reinvented & improved
An innovative presentation through broken glass bottles
A simple but effective appearance of a VIP
A practical approach to passing through a steel plate
110 pages. Perfect bound. 8.5″ x 11″
“Sum has taken classic illusions and applied his ingenuity and creativity to effectively make them his own…The book goes hand in hand with the “Behind the Illusions” DVD. For those who are looking to get into illusions, I recommend ‘Urban Illusions.'”
– Wayne Kawamoto, Magic & Illusion 9/23/2011 Full Review
“The thinking in the book is really nice…The illustrations and few photos will get your brain racing. ”
– Christian, MyLovelyAssistant 11/18/2011 Full Review
“Mr. Sum is a successful, working illusionist, so he knows what he’s talking about…for the professional illusion worker, there is much here of interest…”
– Matthew Field, The Magic Circular Magazine 11/1/2011