Archive 2007 Summer

Audrey Bennett Book Reception at Troy Night Out
CM Events
Market Block Books, 290 River Street, Troy, NY 12180

Market Block Books in downtown Troy and Rensselaer's School of Humanities and Social Sciences will co-host an author's reception and book discussion with Audrey Bennett, LL&C associate professor of graphic design, of her ground-breaking book, Design Studies, Theory and Research in Graphic Design, a collection edited by Bennett of 27 essays from an international cast of top design researchers. Prof. Bennett's reception takes place during the next Troy Night Out, Friday, June 29, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Bennett's book makes the argument that "designers who ignore research run the risk of becoming mere tools for communication rather than bold voices." In an age of globalization and connectivity, the idea of "mainstream culture" has become quaint. Websites, magazines, books, and television have all honed in on ever-diversifying subcultures, hoping to carve out niche audiences that grow savvier and more narrowly sliced by the day. Consequently, the discipline of graphic design has unEvent Details