An art critic for London’s Daily Telegraph and a popular BBC broadcaster, Alastair Sooke here gives us a companion volume to his BBC documentary Soup Cans and Superstars: How Pop Art Changed the World. Pop art is the most important 20th-century art movement, bringing modernism to the masses and making art sexy and fun, argues Sooke; today, in our age of selfies and social networking, we are still living in a world defined by pop art. Sooke describes works by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and other key figures, tracing the movement from its origins in 19th-century Paris to its global influence, and spotlights forgotten female artists of the 1960s.