Why Knot?

Philippe Petit


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On August 7, 1974, Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between the New York World Trade Center's Twin Towers, where he performed for nearly an hour. During this history-making walk, and many others throughout his celebrated career, knots have always been an indispensable component, or one could say, the guardian angels protecting his life in the sky. After years of hands-on research, Philippe presents Why Knot?, a guide to tying essential knots. Philippe's own practical sketches illustrate original methods and clear, clever tying instructions. Photographs in which special knots were used during spectacular high-wire walks, quirky knot trivia, personal anecdotes, helpful tips, magic tricks, and special tying challenges ensure that, if you're not already nuts for knots, Petit will transform you into a knot aficionado.

  • Author: Philippe Petit
  • 250 pages
  • 5.5" x 7", hardbound
  • 350 color illustrations and photographs

Type: Rigging

Vendor: Philippe Petit

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