Hokusai Pop-ups


A one-of-a-kind book of pop-ups based on the works of the Japanese artist Hokusai


ISBN: 9780500518847 Category:

Courtney Watson McCarthy


Hokusai (1760-1849) was an extraordinarily prolific Japanese master artist and printmaker of the ukiyo-e (‘pictures of the floating world’) genre. More than 150 years after his death, his legacy remains as important as any Western painter’s. His work inspired a roll-call of great artists including Van Gogh, Renoir, Monet, Gauguin, Manet, Degas and Klimt as well as craftsmen and architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright.

This book features six meticulously crafted pop-ups of some of his most famous works: ‘The Great Wave’; ‘Chrysanthemums and Horsefly’; ‘The Poem of Ariwara no Narihira or Autumn Leaves’; ‘Kirituri Waterfall’; ‘Phoenix’; and ‘A Sudden Gust of Wind’.

Additional information

Weight 1002 g
Dimensions 31 x 33.7 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 20 October 2016
Number of pages 16
Format Hardback
Dimensions 31 x 33.7 cm
Weight 1002 g


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Courtney Watson McCarthy is a paper engineer and graphic designer. With a degree in Theatrical Scenic Design, she worked as a model builder and designer in a variety of fields before discovering the magic of movable books. She is a member of the Movable Book Society and SCBWI.