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Author Manderson, Desmond

Title Danse macabre. Temporalities of law in the visual arts / desmond Manderson
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2019


Description 1 online resource (250 pages)
Contents Bruegel's Justice : anachronic time -- Reynolds's justice, Blackstone's laws : diachronic time -- Governor Arthur's Proclamation : utopian time -- Turner's Slave ship : now time -- Klimt's Jurisprudence : suspended time -- Bennett's laws : colonial time -- Cauduro's crimes : ectoplasmic time
Summary The visual arts offer refreshing and novel resources through which to understand the representation, power, ideology and critique of law. This vibrantly interdisciplinary book brings the burgeoning field to a new maturity through extended close readings of major works by artists from Pieter Bruegel and Gustav Klimt to Gordon Bennett and Rafael Cauduro. At each point, the author puts these works of art into a complex dance with legal and social history, and with recent developments in legal and art theory. Manderson uses the idea of time and temporality as a focal point through which to explore how the work of art engages with and constitutes law and human lives. In the symmetries and asymmetries caused by the vibrating harmonic resonances of these triple forces - time, law, art - lies a way of not only understanding the world, but also transforming it
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Subject Law in art.
Law and art.
Time in art.
Time and art.
Time (Law) -- Social aspects
ART -- Performance.
ART -- Reference.
Law and art.
Law in art.
Time and art.
Time in art.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781108698092