The architect Chuin Tung introduced the classic beauty of Chinese gardens to the world through this book
The interest of garden appreciation: profound interpretation of the spirit and connotation of Chinese gardens
The method of gardening: comprehensive analysis of the details and techniques of garden construction (including architectural and planning, ornament and furniture, rockery, planting)
The history of gardens: detailing the difference between garden history and Eastern and Western gardens
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Mr. Chuin Tung’s articles can make me re-interest in the garden. It is because he doesn’t fill writing with quotations, and he is not to explain, but to discover the interest of the garden with the eyes and body of a good architect. This is very much in terms of architectural history research. different.
——Wang Shu (2012 Pritzker Prize Winner, Architect)
Chuin Tung is the first generation of modern architect and architectural educator in China. After graduating from Tsinghua University in 1925, he studied in the Department of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1928, he obtained a master's degree in architecture. After going to Europe to study architecture in 1930, he returned to China. He first taught at the Department of Architecture of Northeastern University in Shenyang, and then went to Shanghai to practice architecture. From 1944, he successively served as a professor in the Department of Architecture of the Central University of Technology in Chongqing and Nanjing. After the adjustment of the institutions in 1952, he continued to serve as a professor in the Department of Architecture at Nanjing Institute of Technology until his death. Chuin Tunghas long been committed to the theoretical study of architecture and gardening and has made pioneering contributions. He has been studying for a few decades, working hard, studying hard, studying the history of architecture in the East and West, the development of modern architecture and the study of various genre architectural theories. He is a master and model of the construction field in China.