This book presents a collection of 348 colour combinations originated by Sanzo Wada (1883-1967) who—during the early Showa era, a time of increasingly avant-garde and diversified use of colour—was quick to focus on the importance of colour and laid the foundation for contemporary colour research.
Wada was active as in Japan as artist, art school instructor, costume designer for the movies and the theatre, and kimono and fashion designer who employed his extensive and versatile talents to do innovative work that centred primarily on visual perception and form.
The book not only presents colour combinations that are an important record from the Taisho and Showa periods; readers may also perceive a universal sensitivity towards colour that can be applied in daily life today.
Bilingual, in Japanese and English
Softcover, 354 pages, full colour, 5.8 × 4.2 inches