配色辞典 / A DICTIONARY OF COLOR COMBINATIONS by Sanzo Wada

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Title: 配色辞典 / A Dictionary of Color Combinations
Author(s)/Editor(s): Sanzo Wada
Publisher: Seigensha
Pages: 354
Dimensions: 100 x 160 mm
Format: Softcover, Japanese & English
Year: 2010
The original 6-volume work Haishoku Soukan 配色辞典 (The complete collection of color combinations), from which this booklet is derived, was published from 1933 to 1934. The work was compiled in early Showa, which was a turbulent pre-war and post-war period. But it was also a period permeated with a new atmosphere brought on by the influence of western culture.

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.

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Weight .1 kg
Dimensions 100 × 160 × 15 mm