"This volume, which accompanies a major exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, examines Laurelton Hall in all its aspects. The authors trace innovations and precedents in Tiffany's designs for his earlier residences and re-create in detail Laurelton's architecture and interiors, Tiffany's "museum" of his own work, and the passion he shared with many of his contemporaries for collecting Asian and Native American art. Surviving artworks and salvaged architectural components from Laurelton are illustrated in newly commissioned color photography. The book offers an unprecedented portrait of the unique and marvelous place that was Laurelton Hall - a place where visitors stepped into and inhabited a work of art."--Jacket.