Much more respectable, but no doubt sparky, will be a new tome from Laurence King Publishing, due to be published next month.
Architects Today should provide the ultimate bluffer's guide to the worldwide profession if the publicity blurb is anything to go by: 'Have you ever wanted to have information about the world's most influential practising architects at your fingertips - without having to wade through acres of specialist text?' The answer is, of course, a resounding yes. The alphabetical list, from Abalos & Herreros to Peter Zumthor, features all the usual suspects and a few curiosities, each of whom get two pages devoted to them. Unusally there is at least one architect featured who is no longer with us, Cedric Price. In view of the ongoing controversy about the Scottish parliament building, perhaps the authors should have included Enric Miralles.