• Katsushika Hokusai: Edo Surugacho Mitsui Mise ryakuzu (Simplified View of Mitsui Store at Surugacho, Edo), early 1830s; full-color woodblock print; 9 5/8 x 14 3/8 in.; BAMPFA, gift of William Dallam Armes.

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Five Tables of Buildings

The life of architecture. On view this session, images of buildings from iconic skyscrapers (Tom Baril’s majestic photograph of the Chrysler Building) to Main Street vernacular (Walker Evans’s New Orleans street view); temples and warehouses rising in cityscapes by Hiroshige, Hokusai, and Kuniyoshi; three modernist facades from Lewis Baltz’s series The New Industrial Park near Irvine; Laura Gilpin’s mid-twentieth-century photographs of the impressive ruins in Chichen Itza, Yucatán; and more!