BA (Art History) Summa cum Laude UO USA, MA (Design History) BGC USA, PhD (ABD) BGC USA
Professor Margaret Maile Petty is Head of the School of Design in the Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology. Her research broadly investigates the discourse, production, and representation of artificial light in the built environment, with a particular focus on interiors. She has published broadly on the historical significance and development of lighting design in academic journals such as the JSAH, Journal of Design History, Home Cultures, Interiors, and PLAT and has contributed chapters to a number of collected volumes, including: The Structure of Light: Richard Kelly and the Illumination of Modern Architecture (Yale University Press, 2010), and Leuchtende Bauten: Architektur der Nacht (Verlag, 2006). Most recently she co-edited Cities of Light: Two Hundred Years of Urban Illumination (Routledge, 2015) with Sandy Isenstadt and Dietrich Neumann and is currently co-editing Architectures of Display: Department Stores and Modern Retail (Routledge, 2016) with Anca Lasc and Patricia Lara-Betancourt. In addition, she has written for such leading lighting industry publications as Architectural Lighting, Mondo Arc, Professional Lighting Design, Lichtbericht, and Luminous on a variety of contemporary issues, practices, and projects relevant to the discipline today.
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