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Hokusai Pop-ups

Courtney Watson McCarthy


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

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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'.

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Book Details

Format: PLC (no jacket)

Size: 33.0 x 30.4 cm

Extent: 16 pp

Publication date: 3 November 2016

ISBN: 9780500518847

Contents List

Introduction • Six Pop-Ups: The Great Wave Chrysanthemums Bridge • Waterfall • Phoenix (gatefold pop-up) • Sudden Gust of Wind

About the Author

Courtney Watson McCarthy is a noted paper engineer and creator of several pop-up books for Thames & Hudson, including M. C. Escher Pop-Ups, Hokusai Pop-Ups and Dalí Pop-Ups.