Wada, Sanzô (和田 三造)
Nihon shikisai kenkyûjo (日本色彩研究所) [Japanese colour research institute], Wada, Sanzô (和田 三造): Iro no hyôjun (色の標準). Guide to Colour Standard.
Tokyo, Nihon Shikisaisha Shôwa 27 (1952).
Title, 30pp text and 19 plates with hundreds mounted original color samples.
27 x 37 cm. Original cloth binding, original slipcase.
First edition, second printing. 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, helping to lay the foundations for contemporary colour research. The Japan Color Research Institute, of which he became chairman of in 1945, is still in operation today. His colour theory work continues to be relevant today.