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1 sheet of text, 32 leaves of plates : color illustrations ; 40 cm. In half-cloth portfolio. Eight plates are color stencilled, twenty-four are color printed (color lithography). The portfolio comprises 99 designs, four of which are full page. Color plate mounted on portfolio cover. Mizuki develops his patterns from a mathematical starting point, devising combinations of basic geometric shapes from equations. His work is influenced by the European Art Deco aesthetic, most notably drawing from M. P. Verneuil's portfolio, Kaleidoscope - Ornements Abstraits (Paris 1926). All text in Japanese.
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Kyōto : Unsodo, Shōwa 5 
pattern, decoration, ornament, Japan, Japanese art, color, mathmatics, design, themes, motives, abstract art, chromolighography, stencil work
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Heitaro, Mizuki; Collections, Special; and Library, Fleet, "Abstract Pattern Portfolio" (1930). Pattern, Ornament, and Decoration. 1.