The Animal in Albrecht Dürer

The head of a walrus, drawing by Albrecht Dürer
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Acclaimed author Philip Hoare on the vision and legacies of the Renaissance artist.

This event takes place at the British Library.

Philip Hoare’s new book Albert and the Whale traces the journey of pioneering artist Albrecht Dürer and charts his encounters with the animal world, from the slender hare to the mighty leviathan. Dürer’s depictions of animals changed our view of nature through hyper-realistic and mass-produced images, most famously his fantastical rhinoceros woodcut.

This lecture accompanies the British Library’s exhibition Animals: Art, Science and Sound.

Philip Hoare is the author of nine works of non-fiction, including Leviathan or, The Whale, winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize. His latest book, Albert & the Whale, was acclaimed by The Observer as 'a masterpiece', and led the New York Times to call the author a 'forceful weather system' of his own. Philip is also co-curator, with Angela Cockayne, of the digital projects Moby Dick Big Read and The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Big Read.

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Name: The Animal in Albrecht Dürer
Where: British Library St Pancras
When: -
Price: Free
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546
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