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REVIEW: Echo Nouveau by Echo Chernik

Echo Nouveau by Echo Chernik book coverI have been a long time fan of Ms. Chernik’s detailed Art Nouveau style work. When I heard she was releasing an autobiographical book, I had to have a copy.

Much of the work included is already available to be viewed on her website or her social networking sites, but what really makes me drool is the detail in the work I can observe on the printed page that just is lost when viewing a low resolution web image. The book is a tall 12” x 8”. The single-page, full-color plates are large enough to be able to see tiny details in the art, something that is often lost when the images are smaller.

That alone would have made the book worth the purchase for me. But there’s more.

Also included are tips on working in the industry, breaking in to licensing, dealing with different types of clients and Echo’s sketches, photo reference and insider looks into her working process and career development.

The final page is a FAQ that sums up questions readers might have not covered in other portions of the book.

A great coffee table book for Art Nouveau aficionados and a great reference book for artists looking for some insight into how successful contemporary artist’s career has progressed.

Note: I purchased this book for my personal library. I have known Echo on-line for over a decade.

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