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By Jack Lang, Colin Lemoine

Michel-Ange est un mythe. De 1475 à 1564, l’artiste fut observé comme nul ne l’avait jamais été avant lui. De Florence à Rome, de Bologne à Carrare, le Toscan fut courtisé et sollicité, jusqu’à ne plus s’appartenir lui-même.

Lieu de convoitises princières et de désirs pontificaux, Michel-Ange a cristallisé les espoirs comme les hantises d’une société, parfois malgré lui, souvent en dépit de sa solitude. Sa vie est celle d’un homme able d’exhumer le passé, de singer le réel, de sculpter l. a. neige et de peindre en voltigeur. De tout abandonner et de ne rien lâcher. Une vie exténuante, volontiers divine, une vie de misères et de splendeurs que d’aucuns ont tenté de relater, souvent partiellement, toujours partialement.

Ce livre se suggest de revenir sur cette vie et les chefs-d’œuvre qui l. a. peuplent. De revenir sur les malentendus et les silences, sur les faits avérés comme sur les épisodes légendaires, puisque los angeles fortune de Michel-Ange, cette idole païenne, doit aussi bien à l. a. myth qu’à l. a. réalité. On découvrira ainsi une œuvre inscrite dans l. a. cité, objet d’ambassades et d’assemblées, de guerres souterraines et de luttes intestines, de faits du prince et de choix du peuple.

On lira ainsi un héraut de los angeles selected publique, un partisan du bien commun, un saltimbanque irrésolu, un fils prodigue, un clown triste, un génie autoritaire, un amant éploré, un homme seul, si seul. Un homme qui acheva rarement ses œuvres, laissant au temps et au regardeur le soin de les compléter. Un artiste éminemment politique.

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He knew electrical science was young and growing, and felt deep within his consciousness 37 that he would make the important discovery that would greatly expand the infant science to the powerful giant of the future. It would have been a pleasure to Tesla to have continued his studies, but it now was necessary for him to make his own living. His father's death, following Tesla's graduation from the University at Prague, made it necessary for him to be self-supporting. Now he needed a job. Europe was extending an enthusiastic reception to Alexander Graham Bell's new American invention, the telephone, and Tesla heard that a central station was to be installed in Budapest.

Since, however, he was working on the project entirely for his own amusement, he eliminated friction from the calculations and was then able to design a very interesting system of high-speed intercontinental mail delivery. The factor which made this interesting project impracticable--the drag of the water on the sides of the tube--Tesla was later to utilize when he invented his novel steam turbine. The other project with which he amused himself was drawn upon an even larger scale and required a still higher order of imagination.

When tested they were a complete success. He was then asked to design automatic regulators, for which there was a great need. These too gave an excellent performance. The company had been placed in an embarrassing position and was threatened with heavy loss through an accident at the railroad station in Strassburg in Alsace, then in Germany, where a powerhouse and electric lights had been installed. At the opening ceremony, at which Emperor fiilliam I was present, a short circuit in the wiring caused an explosion that blew out one of the walls.

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