High Wire Artist Philippe Petit on How to Be More Creative

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Philippe Petit in his first World Trade Center crossing. (Jean-François Heckel)

High wire artist and magician Philippe Petit, famous for his epic 1974 walk between the Twin Towers, reveals new and unconventional ways of going about the artistic endeavor, from generating and shaping ideas to practicing and problem-solving to executing a finished work. In his book Creativity: The Perfect Crime, he offers strategies and insights that resonate with artists of every kind—actors, musicians, dancers, painters, writers, sculptors—as well as with ordinary people in search of fresh ways of tackling everyday challenges.


Philippe Petit

Comments [1]

Thanks for the WTC walk - the week Nixon resigned tinged with the bitterness of Ford's pardon, crowning the sad debacle of Vietnam. I watched from Spring St. and felt like you pressed the "reset" button of our collective soul!

Sep. 02 2014 12:52 PM

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