As the Wall Street Journal reported a few weeks back (along with the New Yorker and the Frankfurter Allgemeine), the two of us recently opened an exciting exhibition in New York about the history of illustrated law books.
The exhibit is called “Law’s Picture Books: The Yale Law Library Collection,” and it includes over 140 items drawn from Yale’s unique collection in the field—which Mike developed. The exhibit is accompanied by a 220-page, full-color exhibition catalogue, as well as a companion exhibit at Yale Law School.
Here are a few snaps from the gallery at the Grolier Club, near the corner of Park and 60th, where the exhibit is on display until November 18:
Over the next ten posts, we’d like to share some images from the exhibit with the readers of Concurring Opinions, and we’d like to reflect a bit on their meaning. We think they’re fascinating, mysterious, beautiful, and intriguing—and that they can teach us a lot about law.