Poor Jacques Herzog and Harry Gugger are feeling like 'betrayed lovers', I learn from the updated edition of Karl Sabbagh's riveting Power into Art, now in paperback (Penguin, £8.99). They were 'furious' that Nick Serota did not invite them to compete for the Bankside masterplanning role that Richard Rogers won, and upset that their Tate success did not bring a stream of new British clients.
'Harry would need to put himself about in London, something he never tried to do in several years of working here, ' says Peter Wilson, the Tate's director of buildings. 'Unless they learn that clients and not buildings are potential 'lovers', they are going to remain celibate in the UK.' And Serota has more sad news for the morose duo. 'I have an open mind about the architect for the south side of Tate Modern, ' he says.
'They probably would be upset to know that.'