4to., hardcover with stitched fabric cover with titled printed on spine and front, pp. 288, lavishly illustrated with colour photographs, performance and film stills and sketches, illustrations finished in gloss and matt. Limited edition (237/500), signed by Wada on front endpaper. Some tenderness to the spine, gift inscription to front endpaper (not by Wada); otherwise a near fine copy. A rare and beautiful volume documenting the celebrated costume designer Emi Wada’s work over the course of the decade leading up to its publication. Wada is one of the most famus costume designers in Asian cinema, having won an Academy Award for Akira Kurosawa’s 1985 film Ran and designed the costumes for Peter Greenaway’s Prospero’s Books (1991) and Zhang Yinou’s House of Flying Daggers (2004). Text in English.
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