American Flags Cleaned Free of Charge
by Edward Stapel
About the Book
The American flag has become a ubiquitous element in an American society where advertising imagery passes for popular culture and where shopping is the panacea prescribed to soothe anxieties, bolster the economy, and strengthen national security. The flag has come to be used as a stimulus to generate a righteous form of consumerism and, as such, it often exists as merely another decorative object. These photographs are an inquisitive look at the fascinations, monuments, and patriotic iconography of the contemporary American landscape.