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The Stars and the Stripes : the American flag as art and as history from the birth of the Republic to the present

Author: Bolesław Mastai; Marie-Louise d'Otrange Mastai
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1973.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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This book is the first to show us our national flag - in all its various & surprising incarnations through 200 years - as folk art, as a profoundly moving expression of the feelings of generations of Americans about the events & spirit of their country growth.The beautiful More...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mastai, Bolesław.
Stars and the Stripes.
New York, Knopf, 1973
(OCoLC)653047182
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bolesław Mastai; Marie-Louise d'Otrange Mastai
ISBN: 0394472179 9780394472171
OCLC Number: 800528
Description: 238 pages : color illustrations ; 27 x 30 cm
Contents: Introduction --
A short glossary of flag terms --
The American stripes --
The first stars --
A new constellation --
Flag of the seas --
The eagle and the flag --
The starry flower --
Stars in the storm --
The first centennial --
The flag in daily life --
The triumphant banner --
Constellation to galaxy --
A list of official American flags and their stars.
Responsibility: Boleslaw and Marie-Louise D'Otrange Mastai.

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This book is the first to show us our national flag - in all its various & surprising incarnations through 200 years - as folk art, as a profoundly moving expression of the feelings of generations of Americans about the events & spirit of their country growth.The beautiful More...

Color photos, the superb narrative & captions, trace the development of the flag's design. There are many treasures brilliantly reproduced in full color.

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