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Why Knot? How to Tie More than Sixty Ingenious, Useful, Beautiful, Lifesaving, and Secure Knots! [SIGNED + Photo]

Petit, Philippe

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ISBN 10: 1419706764 / ISBN 13: 9781419706769
Edité par NY: Harry N Abrams Inc, 2013
Etat : As New Couverture rigide
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First edition, FIRST PRINTING (with the rope & errata slip), SIGNED by PHILIPPE PETIT directly on the page before page 1 (not inscribed to anyone); hardcover (issued w/o dustjacket); unread in AS NEW (Very-Fine) condition (no marks, not book-club ed, etc); comes with a GLOSSY PHOTO of the author at the signing event. N° de réf. du libraire 051

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Titre : Why Knot? How to Tie More than Sixty ...

Éditeur : NY: Harry N Abrams Inc

Date d'édition : 2013

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :As New

Signé : Signed by Author(s)

Edition : 1st Edition

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Synopsis :

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.

About the Author:

Philippe Petit has been artist-in-residence of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine for more than 30 years and has performed on the high wire more than 80 times around the world. He also street juggles, lectures, and practices magic. He is the author of several books, including To Reach the Clouds (Man on Wire). In 2011, he performed his one-man show Wireless!, and in 2012, he was selected as a TED speaker, and he recently finished Cheating the Impossible, the first TED multimedia book. He lives in New York.

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