Facts About Flags
£7.95 | $15.00
17.5 x 12.5 cm | 6.5 x 5 in
220 ills | 192 pages
Editor Libby Waite
A handy and informative guide to unusual and diverse flags, New Wave: Facts About Flags includes unseen flags of the world, fictional flags, artists’ representations of flags, flags of conflict, protest flags, sports and communication flags and many more. The flags are clearly presented with key information and facts that will to appeal to the general reader and not just flag enthusiasts. New Wave engages with the functional and political aspects of the flag as well as elements of popular culture and innovative design practices.
New Wave is an illustrated adventure into the incredible world of flags, revealing that there is often more than meets the eye in their conception and design. From infamous national flags through to signal flags, as well as those that make up and inspire artistic conceits such as Jasper Johns’ Flags, this book presents useful general knowledge facts about flags as well as unveiling a surprising world of flags beyond our expectation.
Spanning geography, politics, history, culture, design and art and presented in an accessible handy format, New Wave is a playfully entertaining exploration of the diversity of flags, as well as the rituals and visual aspects surrounding them.