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Parution : 11/2018
Editeur : Springer
ISBN : 978-3-3199-0786-4
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The Art of Law

Artistic Representations and Iconography of Law and Justice in Context, from the Middle Ages to the First World War

Sous la direction de Stefan Huygebaert, Georges Martyn, Vanessa Paumen, Eric Bousmar, Xavier Rousseaux

Présentation de l'éditeur

The contributions to this volume were written by historians, legal historians and art historians, each using his or her own methods and sources, but all concentrating on topics from the broad subject of historical legal iconography. How have the concepts of law and justice been represented in (public) art from the Late Middle Ages onwards? Justices and rulers had their courtrooms, but also churches, decorated with inspiring images. At first, the religious influence was enormous, but starting with the Early Modern Era, new symbols and allegories began appearing. Throughout history, art has been used to legitimise the act of judging, but artists have also satirised the law and the lawyers; architects and artisans have engaged in juridical and judicial projects and, in some criminal cases, convicts have even been sentenced to produce works of art. The book illustrates and contextualises the various interactions between law and justice on the one hand, and their artistic representations in paintings, statues, drawings, tapestries, prints and books on the other.



Twenty New Contributions to the Upcoming Research Field of Historical Legal Iconology

Martyn, Georges (et al.)

The Exhibition The Art of Law. Three Centuries of Justice Depicted

Paumen, Vanessa

The Mirror Axiom: Legal Iconology and The Lure of Reflection

Behrmann, Carolin

Changes in Late-Medieval Artistic Representations of Hell in the Last Judgment in North-Central Italy, ca. 1300–1400: A Visual Trick?

Sandford-Couch, Clare 

Medieval Iconography of Justice in a European Periphery: The Case of Sweden, ca. 1250–1550

Korpiola, Mia

Justitia, Examples and Allegories of Justice, and Courts in Flemish Tapestry, 1450–1550

Delmarcel, Guy

The Judgment of Cambyses: A Rich Iconographical Topic with Multiple Sources and a Long Tradition

Verstegen, Raf

Multi-layered Functions of Early Modern Courtroom Equipment: Lüneburg for Example

Hubrich, Ann-Kathrin

Civic Bodies and their Identification with Justice and Law in Early Modern Flemish Portraiture

Wolters van der Wey, Beatrijs

Lawyers and Litigants: The Corrupting Appeal and Effects of Civil Litigation in Hendrick Goltzius’ Litis abusus

Wijffels, Alain

The Paradoxes of Lady Justice’s Blindfold

Hayaert, Valérie

Framing the Law: Joos de Damhouder and the Legal Iconology of the Grotesque

Jäger, Felix

The Mechanical Art of Rhetoric in an Ordinary Sixteenth Century German Formulary

Kalm, Gustav

Liberté, égalité, fraternité ou la mort. The Iconography of Injustice in the Work of Pierre Goetsbloets

Deseure, Brecht

Works of Art as a Form of Criminal Punishment in the Low Countries (14th–17th C.)

Win, Paul

“ut experiri et scire posset”: Pictorial Evidence and Judicial Inquiry in Hans Fries’ Kleiner Johannes Altar

Golan, Tamara

A Ghostly Corpse in the City? Spatial Configurations and Iconographic Representations of Capital Punishment in the ‘Belgian’ Space (16th–20th C.)

Brouwer, Jérôme (et al.)

Joseph-Jonas Dumont’s Prison Gatehouses: Architecture Parlante in Neo-Tudor Style

Feyaerts, Jozefien 

Experiencing Justice in the Cour d’assises of Brabant (1893–1913): A Place of Education and Entertainment

Dubois, Gaëlle (et al.)

The Judge, the Artist and the (Legal) Historian: Théophile Smekens, Pieter Van der Ouderaa, Pieter Génard and the Antwerp cour d’assises

Huygebaert, Stefan

Depictions of Justice in the Colonial Courts of British India: The Judicial Iconography of the Bombay High Court

Khorakiwala, Rahela

Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice , Vol. 66 , 458 pages.  $159.99

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