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 Olusoga, Danny Boyle, Akram Khan, Helen Marriage, Charlotte Higgins, Mark Kermode, William 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 pastMargaret Macmillan
One of its energies was a frustration, a frustration at my own ignorance about the material, about the war in AfricaWilliam Kentridge, on The Head & the Load
I've often argued that cinema is a time machine, but rarely has that maxim seemed so trueMark Kermode, on They Shall not Grow Old