Architects

  • Michael Murphy's SFMoMA Modernism Prints: SFFD

    "Clearly, sometime in the early '60s, someone said, 'We need to modernize the fire department!' And they did. There's, like, one cutesy Victorian one somewhere in the city, but most of them embraced…   See the Image

  • Michael Murphy's SF MoMA Modernism Prints:

    "This is St. Mary's Cathedral, on Geary. It was reviled when it was built, but if people just went inside it, they'd see that it really is a sacred space. It makes you feel small, but in a really…   See the Image

  • Michael Murphy's SFMoMA Modernism Prints: 1967

    "This was originally called the Alcoa building, now called One Maritime Plaza. You come up through the escalator or this secret staircase, and suddenly, you're secluded from the city, and it's…   See the Image

  • Michael Murphy's SF MoMA Modernism Prints: Bullitt

    "Locals are inordinately fond of Vertigo, but Bullitt is fantastic. Sometimes, when you're driving over that hill, it's like driving into the abyss: terrifying. That's what I was hoping to capture…   See the Image

  • Michael Murphy's SF MoMA Modernism Prints: Modern San Francisco 2

    "This is an Erich Mendelsohn building that looks over the Embarcadero, a beautiful turret floating out in space. It's just exquisite. The Golden Gate Bridge is blue because that's what worked with…   See the Image

  • Michael Murphy's SF MoMA Modernism Prints: The Embarcadero

    "Why anyone would build a revolving restaurant is beyond me, but there it is, at the top of the Hyatt: quintessential '60s architecture. Inside, it's phenomenal – one of the best places in San…   See the Image

  • Michael Murphy's SFMoMA Modernism Prints: The Embarcadero (Pink)

    "This is an earlier version of the orange print. It may have sold out already - it was running low, so I changed the color scheme and did another run."    See the Image