BOOK OF THE YEAR OF 2014 LIST
by Jonathan Benthall
Benthall is an author and an Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Anthropology, University College London.
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.
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dslahti.blogspot.com: "Family" Court, starring Chase Lunge: Bill Robles, via Illustrated Courtroom F rom the entry by Jonathan Benthall to "Books of the Year" in the TLS for November 28...