Author(s)/Editor(s): Sanzo Wada
Dimensions: 100 x 160 mm
Format: Softcover, Japanese & English
This second volume of Dictionary of Color Combinations presents 72 color patterns themed on the Japanese seasons and another 165 drawn from early to mid-twentieth-century fashion, interior, and graphic design, making it an indispensable reference for designers, fashion and interior specialists, illustrators, photographers, writers, and indeed anyone engaged in creative work.
72 combinations of three to seven colors themed on the twelve months of the Japanese year, valuable as an inspiration source for design, kimono and other apparel, and interiors.
165 color combinations from fashion, interior, and graphic design that capture the ambience of 1910s to 1930s Japan for illustrators and others seeking to re-create the authentic look and feel of the period. Color names in Japanese and English. 172 removable color chips
Sanzo Wada (1883–1967)’s interest in the importance of color prompted him to found the Japan Standard Color Association (present-day Japan Color Research Institute) in 1927. Active not only as a color researcher but also as an artist, fashion designer, and stage and film art director, he received the 1954 Academy Award for Best Costume Design for Gate of Hell and was recognized as a Person of Cultural Merit by the Japanese government in 1958.