Designed and curated by the legendary designer Kit Hinrichs, these 100 postcards (50 images, repeating once) showcase the American flag as both a piece of art and a cultural object. From Civil War-era banners to American flag-decorated Native American moccasins to art and ephemera from all aspects of American culture, the flag images in this collection will surprise and delight history buffs and folk art aficionados alike.
KIT HINRICHS is considered one of the world's most influential graphic designers and is partner in the global design firm Pentagram. He has more than 3,000 Stars and Stripes artifacts in his collection, which has been exhibited at the American… More about Kit Hinrichs
Check out this striking visual history of America’¬?s most treasured symbol. Country Decorating Ideas “A testament to our enduring American spirit.” Communication Arts“Prior to the events of September 11, this beautiful book drawn from a private collection was indeed a coffee table book and of interest to less people than it should have been.”Collectors News“Hinrichs offers a striking visual history of America’s flag in its many different depictions.”Library Journal“Remarkable.” The Washington Post “This book will appeal to those who appreciate excellence in design and craft, military and national history, and lovers of Americana.” Communication Arts “This is a gift idea that you might want to put on your own list . . . a treasure trove that displays the flag in all its glory.” The San Jose Mercury News“LONG MAY SHE WAVE manages to be charming, patriotic, goofy, and thoughtful all at once. It’¬?s won our hearts and our Kitschy-Kitschy Bang-Bang Prize . . . it’s hard to imagine a person not smiling at some image here.” The Dallas Morning NewsPublishers Weekly featured the book and its cover in an article about publishers and authors “pitching in to help” in the wake of the World Trade Center tragedya portion of the royalties are going to the American Red Cross 9/11 Disaster Relief Fund.”A feast of red, white, and blue eye-candy.” Beadwork magazine”Best Books of 2001 – Coffee Table Books” The Detroit Free Press “Delightful enough to stir patriotism in any soul . . . a great one to keep and cherish.” Daily Oaklahoman“It’s not only visually appealing, it’s fascinating social history as well . . . a worthy and well-conceived trip into the very symbol of the nation we so love.” Associated Press“A beautiful celebration of Old Glory . . . a perfect coffee-table celebration, as grand as the old flag itself.” Louisville Courier Journal“Big, beautiful . . . [a] patriotic must read. Whether you’re a fan of Americana, antiques, history, or art, Long May She Wave will become a treasured book.” Country Home magazine”An inspiring visual history.” The Boston Herald“A browser’s delight . . . the flag of the United States is traced and celebrated in the brilliant illustrations of this ultimate patriotic coffee table extravaganza.” Baltimore Sun“The best visual treat of the year . . . you have to see to believe all the manifestations of the flag the authors have found. The photographs by Terry Heffernan are wonderful. This book is meant for pure enjoyment.” Maine Antique Digest“Stunning.” American History