A Dictionary of Color Combinations

A collection of 348 color combinations originated by Sanzo Wada who—during the Showa era, in a time of increasingly avant-garde & diversified use of color— focused on the importance of color and laid the foundation for contemporary color research.
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Softcover design book, 354 pages. Measures 4.5 x 6 inches. Published by Seigensha Art Publishing, Inc.

Want more color? See A Dictionary of Color Combinations Vol. 2 (pictured).

Sanzo Wada was active in Japan as an artist, art school instructor, costume designer for 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. His 6-volume classic Haishoku Soukan (the complete collection of color combinations), from which this book is derived, was published from 1933 to 1934.

The book not only presents color combinations that are an important record from the Taisho and Showa periods; readers may also perceive a universal sensitivity towards color that can be applied in daily life today.