9781408173794

3D Printing for Artists, Designers and Makers Technology Crossing Art and Industry

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    9781408173794

  • ISBN10:

    1408173794

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/2/2014
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Visual Arts
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Summary

Rapidly gaining popular attention, 3D printing is viewed as the next life changing technology. This book explains how the creative industries are directly interfacing with this new technology and how it is changing the practices of many artists and designers across the globe. A selection of case studies of leading practitioners in their respective disciplines reveals this fascinating process in action.

The book also introduces the groundbreaking research by Stephen Hoskins and his 3D team at the Centre for Fine Print Research, world leaders in the development of techniques for 3D printing in ceramics, and includes a history of 3D printing, from its origins in aerospace to its current, diverse applications in bio-medics and Formula One racing, through to furniture design and jewellery.

A fascinating investigation into how the applied arts continue to adapt to new technologies, this book is for academics and 3D print users from both the arts and science backgrounds, as well as artists, designers, those in creative industries and anyone who has an interest in new technological developments.

Author Biography

Professor Stephen Hoskins is the Hewlett Packard Professor of Fine Print and Director of the Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) at the University of the West of England Bristol, UK. Apart from being a practising printmaker, his primary areas of personal research are in the tactile surface of the printed artefact and its consequences for digital technology, plus the potential of rapid prototyping and digital technologies for the applied arts.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1 History of 3D printing in relation to the visual arts

Chapter 2 An overview of current 3D printing technologies, what each offers and how they might develop in the future

Chapter 3 Crafts and Craftspeople

Chapter 4 The Fine Arts

Chapter 5 Design and Designers

Chapter 6 The public face and the future of 3D printing in the Arts
Animators, Hackspaces, Geeks and Fashion Designers

Conclusion

Glossary
Appendices Including Case study, biographies and questionairre
Index

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