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Petit, Philippe 1949-

Overview
Works: 72 works in 441 publications in 13 languages and 16,660 library holdings
Genres: Biographical films  History  Biographies  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Historical reenactments (Motion pictures)  Animated films  Drama  Action and adventure films  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee, Other, Actor, Performer
Classifications: GV550.2.P47, 791.34092
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Man on wire by James Marsh( Visual )

64 editions published between 2007 and 2020 in 8 languages and held by 1,910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On August 7th, 1974, a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between the New York World Trade Center's Twin Towers. After dancing for nearly an hour on the wire, he was arrested, taken for psychological evaluation, and brought to jail, before finally being released. This extraordinary documentary incorporates Petit's personal footage to show how he overcame seemingly insurmountable challenges to achieve the artistic crime of the century"--Container
Creativity : the perfect crime by Philippe Petit( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the vein of The Creative Habit and The Artist's Way, a new manifesto on the creative process from a master of the impossible. Since well before his epic 1974 walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, Philippe Petit had become an artist who answered first and foremost to the demands of his craft--not only on the high wire, but also as a magician, street juggler, visual artist, builder, and writer. A born rebel like many creative people, he was from an early age a voracious learner who taught himself, cultivating the attitudes, resources, and techniques to tackle even seemingly impossible feats. His outlaw sensibility spawned a unique approach to the creative process--an approach he shares, with characteristic enthusiasm, irreverence, and originality in Creativity: The Perfect Crime. Making the reader his accomplice, Petit reveals new and unconventional ways of going about the artistic endeavor, from generating and shaping ideas to practicing and problem-solving to pulling off the "coup" itself--executing a finished work. The strategies and insights he shares will resonate with performers of every stripe (actors, musicians, dancers) and practitioners of the non-performing arts (painters, writers, sculptors), and also with ordinary mortals in search of fresh ways of tackling the challenges and possibilities of everyday existence"--
Why knot? : how to tie more than sixty ingenious, useful, beautiful, lifesaving, and secure knots! by Philippe Petit( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 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.--From publisher description
On the high wire by Philippe Petit( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 2019 in English and Italian and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this poetic handbook, the world-famous high-wire artist Philippe Petit offers a window into the world of tightrope walking. Petit masterfully explains how preparation and self-control contributed to such feats as walking between the towers of Notre Dame and the World Trade Center. Addressing such topics as the rigging of the wire, the walker's first steps, his salute and exercises, and the work of other renowned high-wire artists, Petit offers us a book about the ecstasy of conquering our fears and reaching for the stars. 'After long hours of training, the moment comes when there are no more difficulties, ' Petit writes. 'Everything is possible, everything becomes easy. It is at this moment that many have perished. But that, no, that is not at all what I am afraid of'"--
Wait, wait-- don't tell me!( Recording )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrity guests are put on the spot in the "Not My Job" segment of the NPR/Chicago Public Radio show Wait, wait-- don't tell me!, a news quiz show in which guests answer questions on a topic totally outside their area of expertise
La cause de Sartre by Philippe Petit( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2020 in French and Undetermined and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce livre n'est ni un panégyrique, ni une critique de l'oeuvre de Sartre, mais une invitation à la redécouvrir, et à la lire à l'aune du siècle qui s'achève. Il s'appuie essentiellement sur "L'idiot de la famille", tout en revisitant l'ensemble des écrits politiques et littéraires de Sartre
Au fil des noeuds : comment nouer plus de soixante noeuds ingénieux, utiles, beaux et sûrs by Philippe Petit( )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and French and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mr. Petit is the perfect teacher" in this fascinating, educational volume on knot-tying-an art and science that has held civilization together (The Wall Street Journal). Philippe Petit is known for his astounding feat of daring when, on August 7, 1974, he stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between the World Trade Center's twin towers in New York City. But beyond his balance, courage, and showmanship, there was one thing Petit had to be absolutely certain of-his knots. Without the confidence that his knots would hold, he never would have left the ground. In fact, while most of us don't think about them beyond tying our shoelaces, the humble knot is crucial in countless contexts, from sailing to sports to industrial safety to art, agriculture, and more. In this truly unique book, Petit offers a guide to tying over sixty of his essential knots, with practical sketches illustrating his methods and clear tying instructions. Filled with 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, Why Knot' will entertain and educate readers of all ages. "In reading Philippe's book we are cogently reminded that without the ability to secure a rope, or tether a goat, or make fast the sheets of a galley, much of the civilization that we take for granted would disappear as easily as a slipknot in the hands of a Vegas conjuror."--Sting, musician and activist "His descriptions are clear, he deploys humor frequently and he makes his points with anecdotes that are colorful and memorable. Explaining the purpose and creation of knots and thanks to those flawless drawings Mr. Petit earns perfect marks." -The Wall Street Journal
The walk by Robert Zemeckis( Visual )

24 editions published in 2016 in 6 languages and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Douze personnes ont marché sur la Lune. Un seul homme aura marché au-dessus du vide vertigineux séparant les deux tours du World Trade Center. Le funambule Philippe Petit, avec l'aide de son mentor, Papa Rudy, et d'une bande de passionnés de tous horizons, va surmonter les pires obstacles, vaincre les trahisons, les dissensions, et prendre les risques les plus insensés pour exécuter le plus fou de tous les paris : passer d'une tour à l'autre du World Trade Center en marchant sur un fil tendu au-dessus du vide..." [Source : jaquette]
Traité du funambulisme by Philippe Petit( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in French and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un livre de conseils pour ceux qui oseront un jour l'impossible : marcher droit à travers le ciel et atteindre les étoiles. Un livre sur la peur et la solitude, sur le rêve et la poésie, sur l'audace, l'équilibre, la chute et la mort
Creativity : the perfect crime by Philippe Petit( )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since well before his epic 1974 walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, Philippe Petit had become an artist who answered first and foremost to the demands of his craft-not only on the high wire, but also as a magician, street juggler, visual artist, builder, and writer. A born rebel like many creative people, he was from an early age a voracious learner who taught himself, cultivating the attitudes, resources, and techniques to tackle even seemingly impossible feats. His outlaw sensibility spawned a unique approach to the creative process-an approach he shares, with characteristic enthusiasm, irreverence, and originality in Creativity: The Perfect Crime. Making the listener his accomplice, Petit reveals new and unconventional ways of going about the artistic endeavor, from generating and shaping ideas to practicing and problem-solving to pulling off the "coup" itself-executing a finished work. The strategies and insights he shares will resonate with performers of every stripe (actors, musicians, dancers) and practitioners of the non-performing arts (painters, writers, sculptors), and also with ordinary mortals in search of fresh ways of tackling the challenges and possibilities of everyday existence
Why knot? : how to tie more than sixty ingenious, useful, beautiful, lifesaving, magical, intriguing, and secure knots! by Philippe Petit( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 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.--From publisher description
To reach the clouds : my high wire walk between the Twin Towers by Philippe Petit( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fortælling om franskmanden Philippe Petit's linegang mellem tårnene i World Trade Center i 1974
Le funambule Man on wire by James Marsh( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in French and English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jaquette : "En 1974, en toute illégalité, le français Philippe Petit accomplit le rêve de sa vie : tendre un fil et passer entre les deux tours du World Trade Center. A travers des images d'archives spectaculaires et des témoignages passionnants, ce film raconte son exploit héroïque."
WTC : photographs by Judith Turner by Judith Turner( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ling kong zhi meng : 1974,wo zai shi mao shuang ta shang zou gang suo by Philippe Petit( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Japanese and Chinese and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El Cibermundo, la política de lo peor : entrevista con Philippe Petit by Paul Virilio( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recoge: De la revolución de los transportes a la revolución de las transmisiones; La pérdida del mundo o cómo reencontrar el cuerpo propio; Algunas buenas razones para unirse a la resistencia; De la guerra probable al paisaje reconquistado
Funambule by Philippe Petit( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in German and French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'art du pickpocket : précis du vol à la tire by Philippe Petit( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'auteur, lui-même pickpocket durant sa jeunesse, narre l'art et la manière de s'y prendre pour devenir un voleur aux doigts dansants
Créativité : le crime parfait by Philippe Petit( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High Wire( Visual )

2 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philippe Petit, famed tightrope walker who crossed the World Trade Center and the Notre Dame in Paris, describes his walk to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City (ca. 1982)
 
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Alternative Names
Filipp Peti

Philippe Petit artista francese

Philippe Petit çiklist

Philippe Petit Equilibrista francês

Philippe Petit francia kötéltáncos

Philippe Petit francouzský artista

Philippe Petit francuski linoskoczek

Philippe Petit Frans acrobaat

Philippe Petit fransk wirekunstner

Philippe Petit französischer Hochseilartist, der einen Drahtseilakt zwischen den Türmen des World Trade Centers in New York City 1974 machte

Philippe Petit französischer Hochseilartist, Taschenspieler, Pantomime und Straßenjongleur

Philippe Petit French high-wire artist

Philippe Petit funambule français

Philippe Petit funambulista, acróbata, artista de circo, ciclista y mago francés

Philippe Petit kilpapyöräilijä

Филипп Пети французский уличный канатоходец

Філіп Петі

Філіп Петі французький вуличний канатоходець

פיליפ פטי

فيليب بوتى

فيليب بوتي

فیلیپ پتیت

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프티, 필리프 1949-

필리프 프티

フィリップ・プティ

プティ, フィリップ

菲利普·珀蒂

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