On entering a new space my reaction is not dissimilar to that of meeting a person for the first time: It’s about first impressions that create an emotional and tangible response, affected by the decor - the mood of a room - the architecture of a building, or the nature of a landscape. This book is a collection of spaces that have moved or excited me in some way and about the people who created them. Frank Gehry’s dazzling Disney Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles mixes architecture and sculpture. Seamless skins skirt and swerve along curves with ever-changing tangents. Says Gehry: “Architecture and any art can transform a person, even save someone. It can for children - for anyone. It still does for me.” Jac de Villiers S P A C E S Disney Concert Hal l, Los Angeles