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Judging the Image: Art, Value, Law

ISBN13: 9780415301848
ISBN: 041530184X
Published: October 2004
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
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Art, value, law--the links between these three terms mark a history of struggle in the cultural scene. Studies of contemporary culture have thus increasingly turned to the image as central to the production of legitimacy, aesthetics and order. Judging the Image extends the cultural turn in legal and criminological studies by interrogating our responses to the image.

This book provides a space to think through problems of ethics, social authority, and the legal imagination. Concepts of memory and interpretation, violence and aesthetic, authority and legitimacy are considered in a diverse range of sites, including:-

  • body, performance, and regulation
  • judgment, censorship, and controversial artworks
  • graffiti and the aesthetics of public space
  • HIV and the art of the disappearing body
  • witnessing, ethics, and the performance of suffering
  • memorial images--art in the wake of disaster.

General Interest, Art and Cultural Heritage Law
List of Figures
1. The Capture of the Subject
2. Aesthetic Vertigo: Disgust and the Illegitimate Touchings of Art
viewing (de)position ;hidings
3. Written on the Skin of the City
viewing (de)position
where do you live?
4. Disappearing Images and the Laws of Appearance
viewing (de)position
5. The Art of Injury and the Ethics of Witnessing
viewing (de)position
is there anything you wish to ask me?
6. All That Remains: Image in a Place of Ruin