xi's moments
Home | Art

A career by design

Exhibition shines spotlight on low-profile Tong Jun's key contribution to the architectural community, Zhang Kun reports.

By Zhang Kun | China Daily | Updated: 2023-03-24 08:33

A photo from the 1930s shows Tong Jun (right) and Yang Tingbao in Suzhou, Jiangsu province.[Photo provided to China Daily]

In the last few years of his life, Tong Jun suffered from a cancer relapse, and this left him in despair as it meant he could not complete the work he had set out to do, says his grandson.

Tong Jun and his aesthetic analysis of classical Chinese gardens influenced many important architects.

According to Wang Shu, China's first Pritzker Architecture Prize winner (widely considered the Nobel Prize for architecture), Tong Jun's argument that "taste, be it emphasized, counts here much more than mere know-how", and that's a key point in his own architectural theory. Wang says, inspired by Tong Jun, he was able to break the boundary between architecture and gardens in his designs.

|<< Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Next   >>|
Global Edition
Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349