The palace of justice
We wish to propose you an unconventional book or, at least, we have imagined and devised it for this purpose. It is not the typical legal text that we usually write. We did not certainly approach this work spurred by the desire to deal with Art, but rather, to objectively illustrate it in its adamantine beauty.
We do not want to discuss on architectural style; we will simply gaze at and admire the sublime works, their history and meaning.
Let’s slow down our pace and clear our mind for a few moments from the worries of our profession.
Let’s walk along the corridors, enter the courtrooms for a few seconds and breathe the air of the Palazzaccio. Let’s witness to the work taking place there and, by unconditional reflex, turn our attention to the Masters of law from whom all this emanates.
Let’s remember the great sculptures of the jurists of the past adorning this Palace, an imperishable memory of their indelible trait impressed on the history of culture, law, jurisprudence, and especially on legal thinking.
We prefer not to go further, in order not to burden the readers with our considerations about the reasons behind the publication of this work. The readers will find out them by themselves, the day they have the chance to enter the “Palazzaccio”.
We wish to leave them free to wander, with the only company of the basic information of these pages as a proper support for a cultural journey, in such a meaningful, symbolic and majestic Palace for the law and the civil society. We are sure that this walk into the past, surrounded by silence and beauty, will lead to a new awareness of the present and hence to a more conscious future illuminated by the past grandeur.