Hutton Wilkinson
Foreword by Dominick Dunne
Abrams, New York, 2007, English
Nonfiction, Fashion Design; Nonfiction, Interior Design; Nonfiction, Film and Theater
10 x 12 inches, hardcover, 416 pages
ISBN: 9780810994133
Suggested Retail Price: $80.00

From the Publisher. American artist and design legend Tony Duquette (1914–1999) was known for his over-the-top style in interiors, jewelry, costumes, and set design. This lavishly illustrated book features many lost and never-before published photographs from the Duquette archives, including portraits and pictures taken by Man Ray, John Engstead, Fredrich Dapriche, Andre Ostier, George Platt Lynnes, as well as original sketches, designs, and texts by Duquette himself. With commentary, interviews, stories, and contributions from Liza Minnelli, Arlene Dahl, Steven Meisel, Bruce Weber, and others.

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Todd Oldham

This smart, elegant survey of the artist-magician Tony Duquette is a testament to unbridled thinking and design derring-do. Duquette clearly could reimagine anything, with his entire oeuvre being made from something else. His own design language is informed by a classical motif and structure, which, if you squint, you can see at once in all of his designs. The second you focus you realize that everything is not what you think. His years of working in Hollywood influenced his scale and vision of possibility mixed with access to loads of stuff to rescue out of movie-set dumpsters. The world Tony Duquette created was like visiting another planet that was influenced by Earth and didn’t get it quite right but made it better.

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