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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

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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. - Features over one hundred colour photographs of well-known and less wellknown works of art; - Includes contributions on western iconology, from Scandinavia to Italy, and India; - Written by top scholars in the interdisciplinary field of ‘law and art’; - Allows jurists to broaden their horizons, and art historians to gain new perspectives on law and justice.
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Last Judgement, Legal iconography, Iconology, Court

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Huygebaert, Stefan, Georges Martyn, Vanessa Paumen, Eric Bousmar, and Xavier Rousseaux, eds. 2018. “The Art of Law : Artistic Representations and Iconography of Law and Justice in Context, from the Middle Ages to the First World War”. Cham: Springer.
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Huygebaert, S., Martyn, G., Paumen, V., Bousmar, E., & Rousseaux, X. (Eds.). (2018). The art of law : artistic representations and iconography of law and justice in context, from the Middle Ages to the First World War. Presented at the The Art of Law, Cham: Springer.
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Huygebaert S, Martyn G, Paumen V, Bousmar E, Rousseaux X, editors. The art of law : artistic representations and iconography of law and justice in context, from the Middle Ages to the First World War. 1st ed. Cham: Springer; 2018.
MLA
Huygebaert, Stefan, Georges Martyn, Vanessa Paumen, et al., eds. “The Art of Law : Artistic Representations and Iconography of Law and Justice in Context, from the Middle Ages to the First World War.” 2018 : n. pag. Print.
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  abstract     = {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.
- Features over one hundred colour photographs of well-known and less wellknown works of art;
- Includes contributions on western iconology, from Scandinavia to Italy, and India;
- Written by top scholars in the interdisciplinary field of ‘law and art’;
- Allows jurists to broaden their horizons, and art historians to gain new perspectives on law and justice.},
  editor       = {Huygebaert, Stefan and Martyn, Georges and Paumen, Vanessa and Bousmar, Eric and Rousseaux, Xavier},
  isbn         = {978-3-319-90786-4},
  issn         = {1534-6781},
  keywords     = {Last Judgement,Legal iconography,Iconology,Court},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Bruges (Groeningemuseum)},
  pages        = {458},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  title        = {The art of law : artistic representations and iconography of law and justice in context, from the Middle Ages to the First World War},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-90787-1},
  volume       = {66},
  year         = {2018},
}

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