• Home
  • Books
  • A Dictionary of Colour - Volume 2

Sanzo Wada

A Dictionary of Colour - Volume 2


From 1933 to 1934 Sanzo Wada published a collection of colour combinations that was the first of its kind in Japan. Following on that enduring bestseller, 'A Dictionary of Color Combinations' Vol. 2 brings back two more works by Wada published in 1935–1936 and 1938, respectively.

The 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, making it an indispensable reference for designers, fashion and interior specialists, illustrators, photographers, writers, and indeed anyone engaged in creative work.

Sanzo Wada (1883-1967) was an artist, teacher, costume and kimono designer during a turbulent time in avant-garde Japanese art and cinema. Wada was ahead of his time in developing traditional and Western influenced colour combinations.

Paperback book: 336 pages
Publisher: seigensha art publishing (03 Jan. 2020)
ISBN: 978-4861527722
Language: bilingual in Japanese - English
Dimensions: 105 w x 20 d x 150 h mm
Weight: 247g