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LoveKey1988
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Is there a DVD series or a book kind of like an Encylopedia of Card Principles? Like there is Encyclopedia of Card Sleights of for the sleights category?
Ben Blau
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There isn’t one. But if you study “Card Concepts” by Arthur MacTier, that would be a good place to start. Also, Stewart James, Phil Goldstein, Eddie Joseph, Nick Trost, Martin Gardner, Norman Gilbreath, etc.
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There is a great book called, "The Encyclopedia of Card Tricks" by Glenn Gravatt and Jean Hugard --- is this what you mean? If so, available in paperback on Amazon. Back in the day (the 1920s or 30s), this book used to sell for $100! Lot of good material in it; you won't like or use all of it, but you will likely find quite a bit that's useful.
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Like Ben said, there is not.
No one has made the same effort as Sharpe with his Principles series for card magic.
I would not recommend Card Concept because it’s only maths principles and very simple ones everybody can conceptualize. I was so disappointed by this book.
The task has yet to be tackled, maybe by you love key ?
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What about Card College. Part sleights, part principles, part where they intersect.

But, I agree, probably not exactly what the op is looking for.
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I’ve mulled over this question in the past. I have a personal system to categorize and classify the so many principles, sleights, subtleties I’m encountering in books, dvds, magazines… But as philosophical system, it has his limitations, pros and cons. I think each magician should conceive his own system, the one which will work for him.
Moreover, it is very time consuming. It’s very useful because you have to think in terms of concepts and applications, you have to extract the different principles from a trick and try to generalize them. Sometimes it’s difficult, and at times, impossible because things are so intricately linked.
So in a creative perspective, it is one of the best ways to work.
Claudio
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Arthur Buckley's excellent Principles and Deceptions might give you some answers, though it treats more than cards.
Tim Cavendish
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Seriously, does no one look at Denis Behr's Conjuring Archive??!

http://www.conjuringarchive.com/tree

Look at Cards -> Principles
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On Mar 2, 2018, Tim Cavendish wrote:
Seriously, does no one look at Denis Behr's Conjuring Archive??!

http://www.conjuringarchive.com/tree

Look at Cards -> Principles


I was going to mention the same, Denis Behr's Conjuring Archive is an AMAZING resource!
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Dénis Benr’s Is a wonderful resource, but it is in no ways a conceptualization of magic. But a good start for it for sure.
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