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Why Knot?: How to Tie More than Sixty Ingenious, Useful, Beautiful, Lifesaving, and Secure Knots! Hardcover – April 9, 2013
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Philippe Petit is exactly the kind of guy you'd want to teach you about tying knots. His life depends on choosing and tying the correct knot for the purpose at hand.
The book is such a great resource. It discusses the terminology of knots and knot tying. Each knot is discussed in a very clear way that not only describes the purpose of the knot but the historical context of the knot.
Illustrations are plentiful and well-done as are the instructions.
I also like the inclusion of many photos of Philippe "in action" during some of his famous tight-wire acts.
The only negative comment I'll have about the book is that the font size is too small. Other than that, it's a superb book on learning about knots.
A very entertaining and informative book. Highly recommended.
The book is well researched (based on some crazy real experience) and I think Petit has succeeded in his goal to create a useful guide rather than a compendium of every possible knot.
The writing is a little verbose and a bit opinionated, but it's easy to skim those sections and get to the good stuff.
Introduced to me by Philippe Petit's humorous and beautifully written/illustrated book
entitled Why Knot?
I'm thrilled when my figure eight knot goes exactly as illustrated, though when tying the
same knot from memory, the knot is reversed.
" Keep Tying" he says in the book.
And so I move through these knotty challenges, to imagine standing on the dock's edge, sailing off on tall
ships with my new skill of knot tying.
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Gift for a friend who works on stage design. He finds it very helpful!Published 21 days ago by TouchedByFate
Thank you, speedy delivery and wonderful Christmas gift for my brother!Published 1 month ago by elandis
I purchased several other books on how to tie knots. This was by far the best one.
It was worth the price to learn how to tie your shoe laces so they never come untied. Read more
Great read. More than just a how to tie x. This book goes into the history and appreciation of the details of knots and knot tying. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Todd Kelly
A master class in the single-minded persuit of excellence without compromise. What a wonderful find this book has been. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Hugh Hardy
If I remember correctly I saw Philippe Petit on either the Colbert Report or Charlie Rose or both and then bought the book. I had the book for awhile but started doing the knots. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mariano Apuya Jr