3D Printing for Artists, Designers and Makers: Technology Crossing Art and Industry by Stephen Hoskins3D Printing for Artists, Designers and Makers: Technology Crossing Art and Industry by Stephen Hoskins

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

byStephen Hoskins

Paperback | January 2, 2014

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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.
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...
Title:3D Printing for Artists, Designers and Makers: Technology Crossing Art and IndustryFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:144 pages, 9.75 × 7.5 × 0.5 inShipping dimensions:9.75 × 7.5 × 0.5 inPublished:January 2, 2014Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1408173794

ISBN - 13:9781408173794


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

Editorial Reviews

Overall, the book creates a nuanced picture of what 3D printing currently is and what it has the potential to become in the visual arts community. Hoskins' .. clear writing style demonstrates his expertise in the field while enabling readers with no previous knowledge of 3D printing to understand both the technical processes of creation as well as the artistic implications of this new technology. High quality illustrations are included throughout the book, providing rich examples of the variety of 3D printed artwork currently being produced. Additional features such as diagrams, endnotes, an historical timeline, a glossary, and an index make the book a valuable research tool for anyone interested in learning about 3D printing technology from a visual arts perspective. For this reason, the book is highly recommended for libraries that support contemporary art history and art practice.