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Title Visualizing law and authority : essays on legal aesthetics / edited by Leif Dahlberg.

Published Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, 2012.
 Law Library - First Floor  K487.A3 V57 2012     AVAILABLE
Descript vi, 304 pages : illustrations, portraits, maps ; 24 cm.
Series Law & Literature, volume 4
Law & literature (De Gruyter) ; v. 4.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Summary "The volume 'Visualizing Law and Authority: Essays on Legal Aesthetics' brings together revised papers from the international conference 'Law and the Image', held in Stockholm, 24-25 September, 2010. The participants/contributors belong to the disciplines of Art history, Cultural studies, Literary and Media studies, and Law. The contributions discuss the complex relations between law, media and visual phenomena. The common theme of the essays consists in an examination of the scopic field and of regimes of visibility in phenomenological terms, arguing that law constitutes a cognitive and aesthetic field of normative world-making. Rather than merely inverting Shelley's dictum that the 'poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world', the essays argue in different ways for the necessity to develop a legal aesthetics"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Introduction. Visualizing law and authority / Leif Dahlberg -- "Iconic" texts of law and religion : a tale of two decalogues / Martin A. Kayman -- Law suits : clothing as the image of law / Gary Watt -- Law and the equivocal image : sacred and profane in royal portraiture / Paul Raffield -- Mise en scène and subversion of political power through dance : Sir Kenneth MacMillan's Romeo and Juliet / Sidia Fiorato -- Mapping the law of Stockholm : reading old maps of Stockholm as representing and constituting judicial space / Leif Dahlberg -- Mapping absence : maps as meta-artistic discourse in literature / Elina Drucker -- Iconology of law and dis-order in the television series Law & order special victims unit / Chiara Battisti -- Body politics : normative gaze, carnal intimacy and touching pain in Vanessa Beecroft's art / Ari Hirvonen -- Mirroring the law : Michelangelo Pistoletto, Santiago Sierra, Tehching Hsieh, and Chantal Akerman / Christine Poggi -- Body and authority in contemporary art : Tehching Hsieh's one-year performance / Max Liljefors -- Global panopticism : on the eye of power in modern surveillance society and post-Orwellian self-surveillance and sousveillance-strategies in modern art / Karen-Margrethe Simonsen -- Crime evidence : "simulacres et simulations, " photography as forensic evidence / Daniela Carpi -- Constitutional purgatory : shades and presences inside the courtroom / Richard K. Sherwin.
Subject Law and aesthetics -- Congresses.
Law and literature -- Congresses.
Other Author Dahlberg, Leif, 1962- editor of compilation.
ISBN 9783110285376 (acid-free paper)
3110285371 (acid-free paper)