Hokusai Pop-ups

Hokusai Pop-ups

includes 6 pop-ups
  1. Courtney Watson McCarthy
  • ISBN 9780500518847
  • 33.00 x 30.40 cm
  • PLC (no jacket)
  • 16pp
  • Illustrated in colour throughout
  • First published 2016

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


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.

Hokusai’s 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.

Courtney Watson McCarthy is a noted paper engineer, and the author of several other pop-up books published by Thames & Hudson.