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Ciampi, who specializes in large, luscious residential interiors for magazines like Architectural Digest, has attempted to dramatize the lives of some 50 young and hip Chinese artists, curators, and collectors by turning their homes, studios, and galleries into opulent stage sets. Tinari's informative accompanying profiles, each between 300 and 500 words long, are probably one of the best short guides to modern-day China's important young artists. Unfortunately, for all of Ciampi and Tinari's efforts to give us a survey of China's lively contemporary art scene, the book's design amounts to a confusing mishmash of visual information that relegates the text to the final ten percent. Not art historical in tone, this is a magazine-type survey of contemporary artists in their spaces that includes few pictures of their work. With good-quality printing but substandard binding; best for art and large public libraries.