84 total leaves including 80 numbered full-colored plates, each plate with multiple Art Deco-style commercial images on various themes including travel, liquor, coffe, tea ceremony, dancing, music, furniture and interior design, bicycles, fashion, makeup and perfume, hygiene, smoking, food, transportation, sports, animals, and plants. Some minor scattered toning and foxing throughout, title page with some soiling and foxing. Small 4to. Plates housed in a two-piece nesting cardboard portfolio, the inner portfolio in blue, white, black, and gold cardstock, the outer portfolio of yellow, green, black, and beige cardboard. Some minor wear to inner portfolio, split along one edge of spine, outer portfolio with some soiling and rubbed edges, paper loss. Tokyo (Taishudo) 1938.
A wonderful and colorful example of modernism, Art Deco design, and the graphic arts in Japan during the time just before the country entered World War II. A scarce volume; as of January 2021, not in KVK, OCLC.
Book ID: 51180