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Evolution of a Beehive, c. 1950
» you know my method. it is a great sifting process.

asfaltics:

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Fig. 6. Dry-blower at Work.
(cropped to square, new border, retaining Claude Glass effect)
illustrating T(homas). A(rthur). Rickard. “The Alluvial Deposits of Western Australia.” Transactions of the American Institute of Mining Engineers 28 (1899) : 490-537
Princeton copy,…

same article available from NYPL copy (digitized November 14, 2012), with “dry-blowing” figures 5, 7 and 8 in Claude Glass effect, here
and the whole available in UC Berkeley’s collection of Rickard offprints, here.

epigrams from Sherlock Holmes, The Boscombe Valley Mystery (*), as cited in Thomas A. and Jean Umiker-Sebeok, "You Know My Method: A Juxtaposition of Charles S. Peirce and Sherlock Holmes (1980), and the present article by Rickard, p 498
 

In West Australia there is much evidence of what the geologists euphemistically term the Aeolian agency…the absence of running water renders unavailable the cradle and sluice-box of ordinary placer-mining, with the result that the prospector has learnt, intuitively, to utilize the agency which he sees incessantly at work in the nature around him. Wind replaces water.
502-503
 

The quality of Rickard’s writing — its kinetic energy, the striking turns of phrase, the counterpoint rhythm of long and occasionally short sentences, together with his integration of analysis and close, critical observation — appeals to me greatly. Knowing — belatedly — that these google scans are not uniformly available everywhere, I have prepared a pdf of this essay alone, available here.
 

» shoveling, 1

asfaltics:

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Fig. 2 — Position when starting to “penetrate the mass.”

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Fig. 3 — Mass has been penetrated.

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Fig. 4 — Position just prior to lifting mass.

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Fig. 5 — Mass has been lifted.

ex G. Townsend Harley, “A Study of Shoveling as Applied to Mining.” Transactions of the…

lacanepa:

Transformation Always Takes Time And Energy by Pravdoliub Ivanov
Keith Haring. stills from painting myself into a corner, 1979 - video, 33 min collection keith haring foundation, © keith haring foundation via designboom
Joseph Beuys, 1974, I Like America and America Likes Me, . Photograph by Caroline Tisdall.via I’m not a person in this dream..
Helen Frankenthaler, USA. New York City. 1957. Painter Helen Frankenthaler uses slippered feet to create an Abstract Expressionist painting. via I’m not a person in this dream
Cy Twombly, Pan 1975Each  line he made, he said, was “the actual experience” of making the line,  adding: “It does not illustrate. It is the sensation of its own  realization.” viamore: Tate
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