Sleeves of desire: a cover story

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Lars Müller Publishers, Jul 1, 1996 - Architecture - 359 pages
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The ECM recording label's contribution to the fields of jazz and contemporary classical music is unparalleled, and its success story has been visually enhanced by the striking covers designed under Manfred Eicher's art direction by Barbara Wojirsch and Dieter Rehm.

A delight for music and design fans alike, the book presents chronologically ordered color reproductions of over 500 covers from the innovative ECM label. Sleeves of Desire also contains a comprehensive picture essay that provides a detailed look at over 100 album covers. Additionally, renowned jazz essayist Peter Ruedi relates the history of the ECM label and designer Lars Muller comments on the evolution of the covers and on ECM's unmistakable aesthetic signature.

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Contents

The Audible Landscape
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It is the second sight that counts
45
Looking at the Cover 253
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About the author (1996)

Lars MA1/4ller, born in 1955, has been running a studio for visual communication in Baden, Switzerland, since 1982 and since 1983 he has been active as a publisher.

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