Why knot? : how to tie more than sixty ingenious, useful, beautiful, lifesaving, magical, intriguing, and secure knots! (Book, 2013) [WorldCat.org]
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Why knot? : how to tie more than sixty ingenious, useful, beautiful, lifesaving, magical, intriguing, and secure knots!

Author: Philippe Petit
Publisher: New York, NY : Abrams Books, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 indispensable components--the guardian angels protecting his life in the sky. After years of hands-on research, Philippe presents a guide to tying  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philippe Petit
ISBN: 9781419706769 1419706764
OCLC Number: 847729701
Description: 253 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: Openings --
Termination knots --
Binding knots --
Virtuosity! --
Bends --
Extraordinary! --
Hitches --
Ornamental! --
Securing and freeing --
Loops --
Magic! --
Seizing and lashing --
Challenge! --
Running knots --
Lifesavers --
Magic! --
Twines, threads, fishing lines --
Simplicity and elegance --
Challenge! --
Splices --
Closings.
Responsibility: by Philippe Petit ; illustrated by the author.

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The universal poet laureate of the high wire, Philippe Petit reveals his favourite knots and personal methods of tying more than 60 essential knots in this fun and beautifully illustrated guide.  Read more...

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