The Illustrated Courtroom: 50 Years of Court Art
a Kirkus Review's Best Book of 2014
a Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year
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Courtroom artists in Britain have to work from memory, but in the USA they have the advantage of being allowed to sit with their drawing materials. The Illustrated Courtroom: Fifty years of courtroom art by Elizabeth Williams and Sue Russell (CUNY Journalism Press) is an anthology of this underrated genre. The camera has not yet displaced it in evoking tension: Charles Manson restrained by a bailiff as he leaps to attack the judge, Michael Jackson weeping as he is cleared of child abuse, Bernard Madoff led away to the lockup in handcuffs.
|1969 Annual report cover by Bill Robles|
|Unknown LAX poster from the same artwork above, by Bill Robles|