Reflections. Written by Helder Guimarães. Work of Helder Guimarães. pages (Hardcover), published by unknown publisher. Illustrated with drawings. Helder Guimaraes-Reflections ways at looking at my actions, words and methods; A splitting headache and A new found respect for Helder Guimaraes . Foray deeper into the mind of Helder Guimarães, a supreme conjuror and philosopher of the art. Discover the secrets to his most talked about effects.
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After reading the first several pages of this book, I decided that I was probably not going to be happy with it. Of course, however, duty requires that I finish the book and form an opinion when I’m done. Let’s get all the easy stuff out of the way first; then I’ll delve into some of the details.
It’s a beautiful hard bound page 5 reflecfions 8 ish book with excellent quality paper, clever art work and well organized chapters.
Other than a few minor issues with the translation leading to a few typos and minor grammar issues, this was a darn near flawless production. So the real question is the content. That’s where I got turned guimadaes.
The book starts with actual mathematical formulas literally to describe a cards across routine. It was painful to read and took several attempts for me to begin to grasp what he was saying.
It could be that I’m just slow very likely or that he was waaaaay over thinking the plot. I’m open reflextions it to be either of the two or even a combonation of both.
However, I pushed through. I’m very glad I did. The basic structure of the book is to discuss a theory in sometimes excrutiatingly painful detail. Then to show how that theory applies to a particular guiamraes. Then finally to show how that theory was or could be put into practice to create an effect.
Reflections by Helder Guimaraes
Oftentimes people ask creative people questions like “How do you create ideas? This book is a very, very good answer to many of those questions. You get hrlder see inside the mind of a genuinely gifted magician. You take a ride with him to places where sometimes the journey is better than the destination and other times, vice versa.
Reflections (Helder Guimarães)
There were cases where I loved the end result and the process, or only one or the other, but in the end, I came away with several things.
So I think the pricing is in line. There are several excellent effects and even more excellent “creation” sections. If you’re looking to drastically improve the way you look at and think about magic, this definitely fits the bill. Your email address will not be published.
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