A Life In Books: The Rise and Fall of Bleu Mobley

A Life In Books: The Rise and Fall of Bleu Mobley

by Warren Lehrer

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ISBN-13: 9781939621023
Publisher: ORO Editions
Publication date: 10/29/2013
Pages: 380
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author


Warren Lehrer is a writer, designer, and multimedia artist known as a pioneer in the fields of visual literature and design authorship. His books, acclaimed for capturing the shape of thought and reuniting the traditions of storytelling with the printed page, include: Crossing the BLVD: strangers, neighbors, aliens in a New America; The Portrait Series: a quartet of men (four book suite); GRRRHHHHH: a study of social patterns; French Fries; i mean you know; and versations.

He has received many awards for his books and multimedia projects including: the Brendan Gill Prize, the Innovative Use of Archives Award, three AIGA Book Awards, two Type Director’s Club Awards, the International Book Design Award, a Media That Matters Award, a NY Book Show Best of the Best Award, and a Prix Arts Electronica Award. He’s received fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council and Foundation for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and others. His work has been exhibited widely and is in many collections including MoMA, LA County Art Museum, The Getty Museum, Georges Pompidou Centre, and Tate Gallery.

Lehrer is also a performer, and has co-written four plays, one opera, co-composed two audio CDs, and he co-produces public radio documentaries and audio works with his wife Judith Sloan. Lehrer is a professor at the School of Art+Design at Purchase College, SUNY, and a founding faculty member of the Designer As Author grad program at the School of Visual Arts. Together with Sloan, Lehrer founded EarSay, a non-profit arts organization dedicated to uncovering and portraying the lives of the uncelebrated in print, on stage, on radio, in exhibitions, electronic media, and through educational programs in public schools, community centers, and prisons.

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A Life in Books: The Rise and Fall of Bleu Mobley 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Warren Lehrer has quickly became one of my favorite authors.  This is one of those books you become emotional invested. I'm seriously surprised this books is not more widely read. 
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. The stories are real page turners and the graphics are incredible. As a visual artist, I truly appreciate Warren Lehrer's artistic sense. I will keep my copy on the coffee table as a conversation piece. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A Life in Books, is the latest brilliant work by Warren Lehrer. This is a worthy follow-up to his other books, Crossing the Boulevard, French Fries and I Mean You Know. Warren Lehrer, a talented story teller, mixes text and images in unique ways that straddle the line between experimental literature and purely visual artists' books. Each of the 101 books referenced in the subtitle are imaginatively and often humorously illustrated. On page after page, Lehrer lays out his clever and often touching narrative text along with his almost chameleon-like graphic design skills. This is a must-have book for anyone interested in new and original book works.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sometimes, we read a book or see a movie & it is almost impossible to believe that someone really wrote it, but for the fact that it was written. Bleu Mobley is one of those books! A mesmerizing & fun novel that brings us intimately into the life of Bleu Mobley & is so beautifully designed that it should remain permanently as the coffee table centerpiece, when you can finally put it down! Lehrer is a creative genius whose 'A Life in Books: The Rise and Fall of Bleu Mobley' will do what only the rare novels will do....leave you thinking about it & talking about it & buying the book for loved ones. & wanting the author to write & design & write & design ad infinitum...... S. Fassler
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an incredible book...no forgive me, this is a work of art. The story is a page turner and the concept of including the books of the protagonist within the story is truly unique. But what is most impressive and irresistable is the book itself. Printed on museum quality paper and illustrated like an art book, its the kind of book you want to have on display in your home at all times