ThePhaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture presents a global survey of current projects from around the world completed in the past five years. The book is priced £100.

Manga – Sixty Years of Japanese Comics by Paul Gravett offers an illustrated introduction to the development and diversity of Japanese comics from 1945 to the present. The book is published by Laurence King this month and is priced £19.95.

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