Tokyo: Seibundô, Shôwa 5, 1930.
[ShiseidÃ´] AYAO YAMANA.
Ayao Yamana (1897-1980) Japanese artist, graphic designer and illustrator largely responsible for the elegant look and style of Shiseido cosmetics.
Hundreds of art deco designs for tea rooms, bars and cafes created by Yamana early in his career, prior to his appointment as the art director of Shiseido. This beautiful portfolio of Yamana’s early work introduces a modified deco aesthetic. In the original printed wrappers, all enclosed in the original portfolio cover.
The height of chic graphic design: remarkable, ephemeral, rare, complete.
First edition, quarto, original portfolio, illustrated wrappers, 52 pages, black & white and color plates, a near fine copy of an extremely rare book.