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 color combinations, helping to lay the foundations for contemporary color research. Based on his original 6-volume work from the 1930s, Volume 1 offers 348 color combinations, as attractive and sensuous as the book’s own design. 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.