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Cats in Art: A Pop-Up Book

Corina Fletcher, Susan Herbert


Delightful feline re-imaginings of famous scenes from art in a fun pop-up form

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You may be familiar with Old Master paintings; you may even be familiar with cats inserting themselves into Old Master paintings – but you’ve never seen them in three-dimensional pop-up form. Cats in Art: A Pop-up Book celebrates the work of Susan Herbert, whose paintings have been delighting the world since her very first collection, A Cats Gallery of Art, was published in 1990. Since then, her work has appeared in numerous books, featuring cats in iconic works of art, as well as scenes from operas, Shakespearean plays and films, all with her trademark blend of humour and ability to capture those essential feline characteristics so instantly recognizable to cat lovers everywhere.

In this new compilation of her work, six of the all-time best-known and loved works of art, spanning the 15th to the 19th centuries are transformed into three-dimensional form by renowned paper engineer Corina Fletcher. Each of these clever and charming feline tableaux is accompanied by engaging and lively text, telling a mini-story of the drama unfolding on the page.

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Book Details

Format: PLC (no jacket)

Size: 20.0 x 16.0 cm

Extent: 16 pp

Publication date: 10 September 2020

ISBN: 9780500023594

Contents List

Six pop-ups: The Arnolfini Portrait • The Birth of Venus • Las Meninas • The Swing • Opheila • A Bar at the Folies-Bergère

About the Author

Corina Fletcher has over twenty years of experience in paper engineering and pop-up books, including two editions of Archipops notecards for Thames & Hudson. Susan Herbert (1945–2014) studied at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, University of Oxford, and was the author and illustrator of A Cats Gallery of Art, The Cats History of Western Art, Diary of a Victorian Cat, Medieval Cats, Impressionist Cats, Pre-Raphaelite Cats, Shakespeare Cats, Opera Cats, Movie Cats and Cats Galore, all published by Thames & Hudson.