The American flag has been raised high in wartime triumph and peacetime celebration; sewn lovingly onto quilts, caps, pillows, and bags; appropriated by popular culture; and faithfully honored every Fourth of July. This vibrant collection of 100 Stars and Stripes artifacts ranges from Civil War-era banners and Native American braided moccasins to an early 20th-century "friendship" kimono and original flag art by several of the world's leading designers. Destined to captivate folk-art aficionados, history buffs, and collectors, 100 AMERICAN FLAGS provides a stunning visual history of America's most treasured symbol. A timely, patriotic full-color book presenting 100 American flag artifacts from one of the world's most eminent collectors, designer Kit Hinrichs. Selected images from LONG MAY SHE WAVE in an affordable, collectible edition. Election year and wartime keepsake, displaying nonpartisan national pride.
About the Author
Hinrichs is a principal in Pentagram Design, Inc, an international design consultancy. He graduated from the Art Center College of Deisgn, Los Angeles. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in NY and San Francisco.
Delphine Hirasuna is the author of several nonfiction books, including "Long May She Wave," "The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps 1942-1946," "Presidio Gateways: Views of a National Landmark at San Francisco's Golden Gate," and "100 Baseball Icons," among others. In addition to guest curating "The Art of Gaman" exhibition, which was shown at the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Renwick Gallery in 2010, she also is the editor of @Issue: Journal of Business and Design. Delphine is a third-generation Californian.
"How can you not savor the flag-embossed poker chips with Uncle Sam as the king, Miss Liberty as the queen and Adolf Hitler as the joker?"
–Washington Post Book World, Inaugural Issue
"...a little gem of a table-topper, a fine host or hostess gift for any flag-waving friend this holiday."
"...wonderful and eccentric book"-Louisville Courier-Journal