Why Knot?

Why Knot?

How to Tie More Than Sixty Ingenious, Useful, Beautiful, Lifesaving, Magical, Intriguing, and Secure Knots!

Book - 2013
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Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
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.


Baker & Taylor
The man who became popular by tightrope walking between the Twin Towers presents the 60 most effective knots that have helped him during his death defying career, in a book that includes photos in which special knots were used during spectacular high-wire walks, quirky knot trivia, personal anecdotes, helpful tips, magic tricks and special tying challenges.

Baker
& Taylor

The man who became famous for walking a tightrope between the Twin Towers presents the sixty most effective knots that have helped him during his death-defying career, and includes special knots used for high-wire walks, quirky knot trivia, and special tying challenges.

Publisher: New York : Abrams Image, c2013
ISBN: 9781419706769
1419706764
Branch Call Number: 623.8882 P445w
Characteristics: 251 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 19 cm + 1 rope

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Apr 15, 2014

Must read if you're trying to learn about knots. The book is well organized and the illustrations are great. Terrific book!

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