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From formalism to a functionalist tradition

'New Urban Environments: British Architecture and its European Context' has opened in Tokyo as part of Festival UK '98. It looks at major public, cultural and transport schemes in Britain alongside their European counterparts. Ninety projects by 40 practices are included. The projects are all illustrated and described in New Urban Environments (Prestel. 189pp. £39.95). Robert Maxwell introduces the book and the show:

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