Author(s)/Editor(s): Sanzo Wada
Dimensions: 100 x 160 mm
Format: Softcover, Japanese & English
This book is a collection of 348 color combinations originated by Sanzo Wada 和田 三造 (1883-1967) who, in that time of increasingly avant-garde and diversified use of color, was quick to focus on the importance of color and laid the foundation for contemporary color research.
The concept of “combining colors” was not generally recognized at the time, so, samplers of color combinations containing specific color combination patterns were highly unusual. Haishoku Soukan was the precursor of such samplers.
Sanzo Wada was active as an artist, art school instructor, costume designer for the movies and the theater, and kimono and fashion designer who employed his extensive and versatile talents to do innovative work that centered primarily on visual perception and form.