A Dictionary of Colour Combinations Vol. 2 by Sanzo Wada
The second volume of this beautiful pocket-sized book from Seigensha Publishing reveals two more works by Sanzo Wada. Published in 1935–1936 and 1938, respectively, this book presents 72 colour patterns themed on the Japanese seasons and another 165 drawn from early to mid-twentieth-century fashion, interior, and graphic design, created by artist, teacher, costume and kimono designer.
Wada helped to lay the foundations for contemporary colour research in the turbulent Showa period between the wars. As the English translation says 'This book not only present colour combinations that are an important record from the Taisho and Showa periods; readers may also perceive a universal sensitivity toward colour that can be applied in daily life today.'