1937. Item #86919
[DESIGN] HIRABARA [Norifumi?], editor. IRO TO KATACHI 23 (of 25) volumes. Tokyo: Iro to Katachi-sha, Showa 12 - Showa 14 [1937-39]. Volume nos. 2-18, 20-25. Small pamphlet-sized wrappered periodicals, 19 x 13 cm., ranging in size from some 22 pages to 48 pages apiece. As the title "COLOR AND SHAPE" indicates this monthly publication attempted to enhance the scientific background of design in Japan with scholarly articles aimed at professional designers. The pamphlets are in very good condition, enclosed in the original publisher's slipcase - which must have appeared when the set was complete - that lacks the spine panel. Very unusual.