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ravelling, writing
 

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author’s signature, on figure 4.1 Cracked pavement. Monroe Street, Chicago. 1998.
ex James Elkins, How to use your eyes (Routledge, 2000)
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though evidently a different/later edition

Elkins describes
fatigue cracking
alligator cracking
low-temperature cracks
longitudinal low-temperature cracks
block cracking
rutting
shoving
corrugation and, a favorite,
ravelling.

my own (long-ago) paean to asphalt
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19 July 2012
tags: asphalt, lines, signatures