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SEKKA, KAMISAKA: - Senshoku Zuan Kairo (One Hundred Patterns of Waves). Kyoto, Unsd, Meiji 38 (1905).

. Folio (36.7 x 24.8 cm). Pp. (35) with multiple woodblock-printed designs, with protective tissue guards. Japanese colophon at end. Original paper-covered boards, printed title in silver on upper cover. Binding rubbed with loss of paper around edges.Second edition (first 1902) of this scarce kimono pattern book (zuan-ch ) by Kamisaka Sekka, known as the father of Japanese modern design. Contains 96 sophisticated abstract designs inspired by the subject of waves. Occasionally a few small stains but overall a crisp and clean copy. Sekka initially worked in the traditional Rinpa style founded in the 17th century (and later developed into Neo-Rinpa style) and after a visit to Europe in 1901, he was also clearly influenced by the Art Nouveau style. Many of his works display a fusion of traditional Japanese and contemporary Western design concepts. His exclusive design works were produced by the renowned publishing company Unsd in Kyoto. At this time, the Japanese textile industry boomed and a growing demand for new designs was aroused. The publishers collaborated with talented artists to produce this kind of design manual. Ref.: Kamisaka Sekka: Dawn of modern Japanese Design, 2012.
EUR 3800.00 [Appr.: US$ 4092.6 | £UK 3346.75 | JP 534971] Book number 121223

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