2050, Paris n'est plus qu'un torrent de violences, le terrain de jeu de fanatiques déchus. L'air n'est plus respirable. Les hologrammes ont remplacé les hommes. Le travail n'est plus que le privilège de quelques-uns. Sous l'hégémonie de Dame Consommation, il est devenu interdit de fabriquer et réparer.
Ce livre est un signal d'alerte. Il est futuriste sans être fantaisiste. Un livre terrifiant de vérités aux premières pages et saisissant d'espoir aux dernières. Un très beau roman d'anticipation, empli d'humanité. Un bel appel au vivre ensemble et au retour à l'autosuffisance.
52 Weeks is the much anticipated coffee table book calendar, and ready- to- frame collection of stunning photographs that transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary. Each chapter of the book opens with an original full color image, a happening of sorts followed by a short story. The simplicity of life, the strange beauty of a place, the flavor of freshly baked bread, the mood of the sky, Dominique Lecomte knows them all. His words have the humility and strength of a writer in full possession of his art; they create beauty out of the ordinary, softly, strongly, in the style of French poet Francis Ponge, who revolutionized the use of language in the 20th century. Week after week, story after story, image after image, Lecomte provides entry into a new reality. The book comes as a surprise, a truly timeless must- buy to share without restraint.
After a sabbatical year spent to take Art courses at the School of Images in Epinal (France), Dominique starts exhibiting oil and acrylic on canvas, then etchings. He also travels a lot and in 1994, he goes to the USA to teach in an international school. Gradually, he specializes in landscapes made with relief printing techniques and watercolors, but he keeps using photography as a visual travel log.
His visual work is not intended to describe particular places, but the ideas related to them, and his short stories, philosophico-humoristic takes on everyday life, follow the same trend.
Normal0falsefalsefalseEN-USJAX-NONEHe can be found in private and public collections in France, the USA, Canada, England, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Brazil, Japan, Ecuador, and in various galleries in France and the USA.