Architecture and Justice: Judicial Meanings in the Public Realm (Ashgate Studies in Architecture)

Architecture and Justice: Judicial Meanings in the Public Realm (Ashgate Studies in Architecture)

By: Dr. Renee Tobe (author), Professor Jonathan Simon (author), Professor Nicholas Temple (editor), Dr. Eamonn Canniffe (series_editor)Hardback

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Bringing together leading scholars in the fields of criminology, international law, philosophy and architectural history and theory, this book examines the interrelationships between architecture and justice, highlighting the provocative and curiously ambiguous juncture between the two. Illustrated by a range of disparate and diverse case studies, it draws out the formal language of justice, and extends the effects that architecture has on both the place of, and the individuals subject to, justice. With its multi-disciplinary perspective, the study serves as a platform on which to debate the relationships between the ceremonial, legalistic, administrative and penal aspects of justice, and the spaces that constitute their settings. The structure of the book develops from the particular to the universal, from local situations to the larger city, and thereby examines the role that architecture and urban space play in the deliberations of justice. At the same time, contributors to the volume remind us of the potential impact the built environment can have in undermining the proper juridical processes of a socio-political system. Hence, the book provides both wise counsel and warnings of the role of public/civic space in affirming our sense of a just or unjust society.

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Jonathan Simon, Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, USA; Nicholas Temple, School of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Huddersfield, UK; Renee Tobe, School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering, University of East London, UK.


Contents: Foreword, Baroness Vivien Stern; Introduction; Part 1 Prisons and Prison Cells: The aesthetics and anaesthetics of prison architecture, Yvonne Jewkes; Architecture and contested space in the development of the modern prison, Helen Johnston; A simple idea in architecture: on the principles of projecting prisons, Gabriela Switek; The watchman in the vineyard: historical traces of judicial and punitive practices in Lincoln, Nicholas Temple. Part 2 Courthouses and Courtrooms: Back to the future? The challenge of the past for courthouses of tomorrow, Linda Mulcahy; Lecture theatre: echoes of the Palais de Justice in legal education, Keith Crawford; Virtual courts and putting 'summary' back into 'summary justice', Emma Rowden; Constitution Hill: just space or space of justice?, Zarina Patel and Clinton David van der Merwe; The architecture and operation of the Imperial Chinese yamen, Peter Blundell Jones. Part 3 Civic and Societal Order: Violent stone: the city of dialectical justice - three tales from court, Jonathan Charley; The spatial registers of justice, Richard Patterson; Gimme shelter: mass incarceration and the criminology of the housing boom, Jonathan Simon; Drawing conclusions: Fort Rupert, British Colombia in 1863, John Bass; Repurposing with a vengeance: a dance of restrained acts towards justice, Catherine Hamel. Part 4 Philosophical Questions of Propriety: Architecture, justice, conflict, measure, Peter Carl; Politike Arete: or the origins of civic justice, Renee Tobe; Ensemble performances: architects and justice in Athenian drama, Lisa Landrum; The architecture of Lincoln cathedral and the institution of justice, John Hendrix; Politics and architecture, Raymond Geuss; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 21/03/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781409431732
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 316
  • ID: 9781409431732
  • weight: 926
  • ISBN10: 1409431738

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