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Wednesday, 25 January 2012

The Elektro / Electro ... Part 1

The machine was designed  and patented by Desider Stern while he was working as an ingenieur in the Szigony Müszaki Vállalat business of his friend Imre Simon.

It is, for me, fascinating to see how a same person can come up with the multifaceted Elektro and only a few years later draw something as beautiful and streamlined as the Model 105.

Difficult not to think of Appolaire's Orphée:
(Which gave the name to the Orphic cubism)

"Admirez le pouvoir insigne
Et la noblesse de la ligne
Elle est la voix que la lumière fit entendre..."

(Admire his inborn might, his form of noble grandeur, here is the voice heard at the birth of light...)

In Hermes Trismegistus's Pimander (Corpus Hermeticum) quoted by Appolinaire, you'll read:

"Soon... shadow fell... and an inarticulate cry rises from there that seems the voice of light." 

Like a prism that refracts light... The Elektro:

Here the original patent:

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