This far reaching and influential work contains many magical masterpieces including Gary's Touch Force, his Paradise Counts, his remarkable work on the Kosky change, some unbelievable coin concepts, as well as many essays on the real work. No one who loves close-up magic should be without this classic book, now in its third printing. Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of photos, this book raised the bar on what a good magic book should be. From easy-to-master gems to more advanced sleights and routines, Close-Up Illusions was quietly introduced in the early 80's and went on to become a cherished collector's reference work. Now Gary Ouellet's genius is once again available to the magic fraternity. More importantly, it explains the philosophy behind close-up magic, from the man who was selected as one of the century's 100 most influential magicians by Magic magazine.