Flags are so everywhere, so ever-present that we often barely notice them. But focused through a collector’s vision and a photographer’s eye, the gold old red, white, and blue brings a smile, a memory, a tear and a lump to our throats. The flag is more than a symbol; it is art, and here are 200 artists’ and designers’ renditions of the ultimate symbol of freedom.
Mary Emmerling, décor expert, style maker, and queen of antiques fairs and festivals, is the author of more than 30 books on American country decorating and collecting. Her most recent books (done with Jim Arndt) include Art of the Buckle, Art of the Heart and Art of the Skull. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.