Alan Loney — poet, writer and hand printer — is a fine communicator and a superb craftsman who has found fulfillment since moving to Australia from New Zealand in 2001. Fortunately, Alan has reconsidered his earlier decision to no longer create hand-printed works, and this thoughtful essay asks many questions about what is involved in being committed to the “old technology.” Meditatio is a graceful reconsideration of the role of typography in relation to art, the reader, and the world of the book and reading.
— Penny Griffith
As Steve Clay notes in his introduction, this book is sure to take its place among landmark titles such as Clifford Burke’s Printing Poetry (1980) and Harry Duncan’s Doors of Perception (1983). This book is essential reading for book artists, printers and poets alike.
Edition: 200. (2005)