Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Iconografía jurídica


Judith Resnik- Dennis Curtis
Representing Justice
Invention, controversy, and Rights in City-States and Democratics Courtrooms

Yale University Press, 2010
720 p.
229 b/w + 49 color illus
ISBN: 9780300110968

By mapping the remarkable run of the icon of Justice, a woman with scales and sword, and by tracing the development of public spaces dedicated to justice—courthouses—the authors explore the evolution of adjudication into its modern form as well as the intimate relationship between the courts and democracy. The authors analyze how Renaissance “rites” of judgment turned into democratic “rights,” requiring governments to respect judicial independence, provide open and public hearings, and accord access and dignity to “every person.” With over 220 images, readers can see both the longevity of aspirations for justice and the transformation of courts, as well as understand that, while venerable, courts are also vulnerable institutions that should not be taken for granted.
Judith Resnik and Dennis Curtis are law professors at Yale Law School

2 comments:

Francisco said...

Algunas imágenes del libro se pueden ver en la siguiente dirección:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/yalelawlibrary/sets/72157625368729970/

Dejo también el enlace donde la Universidad de Yale expone una serie de fotografías ciertamente interesantes:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/yalelawlibrary/

IURISDITIO said...

Gracias, Francisco, por el seguimiento.
Por mi parte, sugiero esta otra dirección, y la consulta de exposiciones en el mes de octubre y noviembre
http://blogs.law.yale.edu/blogs/rarebooks/