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Dürer's Knots: A Wired Renaissance | Susan Dackerman, John & Jill Freidenrich Director, Cantor Arts Center

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Oshman Hall, McMurtry Building

Free and open to the public

Dürer’s Knots: A Wired Renaissance

Around 1507, the German artist Albrecht Dürer created a set of six woodcut “knots,” ornamental images based on Islamic metalwork. The knots embody the entwined networks of early modern European and Islamic artisanal and industrial practices. These works also speak to the movement of natural resources and manufactured goods along trade routes within Europe and across the Mediterranean.

The talk presents research for a forthcoming exhibition on Dürer and the Islamic world.

Image: Susan Dackerman, John & Jill Freidenrich Director, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University. Photograph by Stacy H. Geiken

VISITOR INFORMATION: Oshman Hall is located in the McMurtry Building on Stanford’s campus, at 355 Roth Way. Visitor parking is free after 4pm on weekdays, except by the oval. Alternatively, take the Caltrain to Palo Alto Transit Center and hop on the free Stanford Marguerite Shuttle.

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