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Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser , born June 19, , Vienna , Austria—died March 11, , Vienna , Austrian amateur conjurer who was one of the most brilliant inventors of small manipulative tricks, especially with playing cards. Hofzinser, who never appeared outside Austria , was one of the first to advocate simplicity of performance, eliminating elaborate costumes and stage apparatus. Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser.
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Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser
For several years now, Magic Christian has researched the life and works of, Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser, the father of all card conjurers, who was also a contemporary of the singer, actor, and playwright Johann Nestroy. His creative ideas influence magicians to this very day and he is rightfully referred to as the father of parlour- and card-magic. It transpired that the material was sufficient to fill three books with humour, historical facts, and effects. For the first time, this master of parlour-magic is presented as a real person. Fascinating descriptions of his surroundings and his character add to the addictive content of the books. HOFZINSER is presented as legendary magician, a romantic poet, a hated critic, a keen balloonist, and a friend of various well-known celebrities of the time.
The Magic of J. N. Hofzinser
If you know of a past magician not listed in MagicPedia, start a New Biography for them or Email us your suggestion. Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser is called the Father of Card Magic by the most prominent representatives of modern card-artistry. Hofzinser was a minor employee at the financial department of the Austrian-Hungarian Monarchy. He used the name Dr. Hofzinser as a stage name after retiring in , but was never a doctor of philosophy; there is no such title in his working descriptions. As a magician he was best known for his clever conjuring inventions and refined sleight of hand skills. In his day, Hofzinser's talents were famous throughout Europe.
Life of Hofzinser
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser , born June 19, , Vienna , Austria—died March 11, , Vienna , Austrian amateur conjurer who was one of the most brilliant inventors of small manipulative tricks, especially with playing cards. Hofzinser, who never appeared outside Austria , was one of the first to advocate simplicity of performance, eliminating elaborate costumes and stage apparatus. Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser. Info Print Cite. Submit Feedback. Thank you for your feedback.
This ebook describes more than 80 effects created by Hofzinser including more than photos and illustrations. Most effects were designed for use in Hofzinser's salon under close-up conditions, and over half include Hofzinser's original patter used in presentations. A special feature of this ebook is its Appendix, which contains selections from letters which Dr. Hofzinser wrote to two of his students. The Magic of J. Hofzinser contains all the material in the original German edition, as well as numerous new annotations, photographs and illustrations, and a comprehensive historical introduction. Balls 1.