1935. WADA, Senzo. Shikisai Haigo-ban. 8vo. 250 x 175 mm bound in publisher's colour illustrated boards which open to three panels with some explanatory text; a framed panel with eight colour strips which holds eight separate coloured cellophane filters in card frames; and a rotating volvelle with cellophane colour filters. In a new yellow cloth folding box. Tokyo: ca. 1935. A seemingly unrecorded work by Wada, who lived from 1883 to 1967, is primarily known to the general public for his early paintings, and for winning an Academy Award in 1955 for the costume design in the film Gates of Hell. However, it is really for his pioneering studies in color theory that Wada is perhaps best remembered. In 1927 he founded the Japan Standard Color Association, and its successor, the Japan Color Research Institute is still in operation today. Boards a little foxed, overall a remarkable survival in nice condition.
(Inventory #: 162391)
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