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14-18 NOW book available to buy from today

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The book companion to our five-year programme, 14-18 NOW: Contemporary arts commissions for the First World War centenary, is available to buy online from today.

This richly illustrated hardback includes an introduction by historian Margaret MacMillan and essays by David OlusogaDanny BoyleAkram KhanHelen MarriageCharlotte HigginsMark KermodeWilliam Kentridge and Rachel Whiteread.

Over the past five years, 14-18 NOW has commissioned over 100 projects, created by more than 420 artists from 40 countries.

Each commission is featured in this book as a reminder of the extraordinary creative responses which have marked the centenary of the First World War since 2014.

Its projects informed us all, engaged us, and made us reflect upon the present as much as the past

Margaret Macmillan

One of its energies was a frustration, a frustration at my own ignorance about the material, about the war in Africa

William Kentridge, on The Head & the Load

I've often argued that cinema is a time machine, but rarely has that maxim seemed so true

Mark Kermode, on They Shall not Grow Old

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