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asphalt pat-paper test 1
 

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Fig. 6. — Light Stain.
illustrating discussion of the amount of asphalt cement or bitumen which a mineral aggregate will carry, and preparation of a pat test for mailing to laboratory.

ex Clifford Richardson. The Modern Asphalt Pavement. Second edition, revised and enlarged. New York: 1913. ( image cropped from page 353, here )

Brings to mind some of the work done by Gutai artists in Japan, in the 1950s-60s, and currently on view at the Guggenheim.
 

17 February 2013
tags: asphalt; drawing; gutai; infrastructure; Richardson, Clifford; stains