- Hardcover: 256 pages
- Publisher: Lorenz Books (18 April 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0754826295
- ISBN-13: 978-0754826293
- Product Dimensions: 17.7 x 2.2 x 22.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 101,493 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The World Encyclopedia of Flags: The Definitive Guide to International Flags, Banners, Standards and Ensigns Hardcover – 18 Apr 2013
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About the Author
Alfred Znamierowski is a leading figure in vexillology, the world's foremost flag artist, and founder of the Flag Design Center in San Diego, USA. He now lives in his native Poland, where he runs the Institute of Heraldry and Vexillology, and continues to design flags.
Top Customer Reviews
For more or less the same money as the Johnson Barker book this 'World encyclopedia of flags' is vastly superior. The 256 pages are split into two sections, the first looks at flags (and pennants) historically, flag design, usage, government, military and naval flags et cetera. The second part details flags of the world and frequently breaks these down to flags of country regions. Each gets some detail about the origins and meanings of the flag's graphic elements.
There are some interesting pages at the back with flags from international organisations, regional and local flags, peoples and causes like Arapaho indians, Irish-American, Sami people of northern Finland. A nice touch, I thought, were the three pages devoted to house flags like Getty Oil or Sheraton hotels and the very last pages before the Index a look at yacht flags.
The six hundred flags in the book are shown on well designed pages and obviously all in colour. Some readers might find the caption type a bit small but other than that a remarkably comprehensive look at what's at the top of the flagpole, past and present.
These, and potentially other errors should be corrected.
Majority looks like a good reference though.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My son found this book to be very informative, and colourful. The quality is excelente as well! ThanksPublished 9 months ago by Rosa Silva
The pages are small and I must ensure the right size of book, next time I order one. I found some of the explanations of e.g. African countries flags, to be lacking in detail. Read morePublished on 23 April 2015 by Mr. A. J. Hollis