Philippe Petit





Philippe Petit


Born
in Nemours, France
August 13, 1949

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Philippe Petit became famous in August 1974 for his high-wire walk between the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. His walk is known as the "artistic crime of the century". Petit has performed high-wire walks around the world, and a 2008 documentary based on his adventure, Man on Wire, won numerous awards and critical praise.

Average rating: 3.96 · 1,077 ratings · 228 reviews · 22 distinct works · Similar authors
To Reach the Clouds: My Hig...

4.16 avg rating — 521 ratings — published 2002 — 9 editions
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Man on Wire

3.97 avg rating — 189 ratings — published 2008 — 8 editions
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Creativity: The Perfect Crime

3.43 avg rating — 180 ratings — published 2014 — 8 editions
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Why Knot? How to Tie More T...

4.29 avg rating — 68 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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Cheating the Impossible: Id...

3.58 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 2012
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Trattato di funambolismo

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To Reach the Clouds: The Wa...

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The Walk (Toccare le nuvole)

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Projet.Ayiti 15-812

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L'art du pickpocket: précis...

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“You must not fall. / When you lose your balance, resist for a long time before turning yourself toward the earth. Then jump. / You must not force yourself to stay steady. You must move forward.”
Philippe Petit

“The essential thing is to etch movements in the sky, movements so still they leave no trace. The essential thing is simplicity. / That is why the long path to perfection is horizontal.”
Philippe Petit

“I know it's impossible. But I know I'll do it!”
Philippe Petit, To Reach the Clouds: My High Wire Walk Between the Twin Towers

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