18 September 2018

BOOK: Desmond MANDERSON (ed.), Law and the Visual: Representations, Technologies, Critique (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2018), 376 p. ISBN 9781442630314, USD 60

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Book abstract:
In Law and the Visual, leading legal theorists, art historians, and critics come together to present new work examining the intersection between legal and visual discourses. Proceeding chronologically, the volume offers leading analyses of the juncture between legal and visual culture as witnessed from the fifteenth to the twenty-first centuries. Editor Desmond Manderson provides a contextual introduction that draws out and articulates three central themes: visual representations of the law, visual technologies in the law, and aesthetic critiques of law. A ground breaking contribution to an increasingly vibrant field of inquiry, Law and the Visual will inform the debate on the relationship between legal and visual culture for years to come.
On the editor:
Desmond Manderson is a professor in the ANU College of Law and College of Arts & Social Sciences at the Australian National University. He is founding Director of its Centre for Law, Arts, and the Humanities.

Table of contents:
Introduction: From Visual Evidence to Visual Discourse
Desmond Manderson
Part I
Representations. The origins of legal modernity from the 16th – 19th Centuries
1. Blindness Visible: Law, Time, and Bruegel's Justice
Desmond Manderson
2. Face and Frames of Government
Peter Goodrich
3. An Emblematic Representation of Law: Hogarth and the Engravers' Act
Cristina S. Martinez
4. Law and the Revolutionary Motif after Jacques-Louis David
Morgan Thomas
5. Legal Imagery on the Edge of Symbolism: The Decoration Projects for the Belgian Cour de Cassation
Stefan Huygebaert
6. The Visual Force of Justice in the Making of Liberia
Shane Chalmers
Part II
Technologies. Excesses of legal modernity in the 20th Century
7. 'You Will See My Family Became So American': Race, Citizenship and the Visual Archive
Sherally Munshi
8. From Sentimentality to Sadism: Visual Genres of Asylum Seeking
Honni Van Rijswijk
9. Images of Victims: The ECCC and the Cambodian Genocide Museum
Maria Elander
10. The Exceptional Image: Torture Photographs from Guantánamo Bay and Abu Ghraib as Foucault's Spectacle of Punishment
Connal Parsley
Part III
Critique: Irony and legal modernity in the 21st Century
11. T-Shirt's Guevara: The Visual Jurisprudence of the New Man
Luis Gómez Romero
12. The Art of Bureaucracy: Redacted Ready-mades
Katherine Biber
13. Illicit Interventions in Public Non-Spaces: Unlicensed Images
Alison Young
What Authorizes the Image? The Visual Economy of Post-Secular Jurisprudence
Richard K. Sherwin

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