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Why Knot? : How to Tie More Than Sixty Ingenious, Useful, Beautiful, Lifesaving, and Secure Knots! [With Rope]
by Philippe Petit


Overview - 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. The death-defiying event has been the subect of two major films, the documentary Man on Wire (2008) and The Walk (2015) staring Joseph Gordon-Levitt.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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. The death-defiying event has been the subect of two major films, the documentary Man on Wire (2008) and The Walk (2015) staring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. During this history-making walk, and many others throughout his celebrated career, knots have always been indispensable components--the guardian angels protecting his life in the sky.

After years of hands-on research, Philippe presents Why Knot?, a guide to tying his 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.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781419706769
  • ISBN-10: 1419706764
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
  • Publish Date: April 2013
  • Page Count: 255
  • Dimensions: 7.2 x 5.8 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds


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