Reviews

  • A clear and lively outline of the history of pop art ... full of interesting facts and anecdotes that make the book (unlike so much art criticism) ... a pleasure to read.

    The Sunday Times
  • Sooke is an immensely engaging character. He has none of the weighty self-regard that often afflicts art experts and critics; rather he approaches his subjects with a questioning, open, exploratory attitude

    Sarah Vine, The Times
  • As befits its title, Alastair Sooke's introduction to pop art is a colourful little book that should appeal to aficionados and casual admirers alike ... a well-researched and authoritative introduction to the movement ... a hugely engaging read.

    Alexander Larman, The Observer
  • A great introduction to what reveals itself to be a shifting and elusive 'movement'

    Time Out
  • A brilliant account . . . So poetically precise in its evocations of the cut-outs . . . so tender in its sympathy

    Peter Conrad on 'Henri Matisse: A Second Life'