Author Archives: David Byron

The Hand of Isaac Fawkes: Quicker than Hogarth’s Eye?

This article originally appeared in The Mandala Magazine (2:1), July 2011 The Hand of Isaac Fawkes: Quicker than Hogarth’s Eye? Isaac Fawkes is the earliest professional magician about whom we know anything substantial, and the sparse historical record is top-heavy with praise. He … Continue reading

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Houdini Now and Then – Caught on the Web

This article originally appeared in The Mandala Magazine (2:5), April 2012 Houdini Now and Then: Caught on the Web It’s tough being a fan of the Great Houdini. Your non-magician friends quickly grow tired of hearing you say “Watch me … Continue reading

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RIP, Hasan Niyazi

It seems Hasan Niyazi, the tireless blogger, talented amateur art historian, and independent Renaissance scholar behind the popular art history blog Three Pipe Problem and the ambitious Open Raphael project, has died suddenly at 37, the same tender age as his idol, … Continue reading

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