Nicholas de Monchaux

Nicholas de Monchaux is a writer and professor at the University of California at Berkeley. His work explores the roles of architecture, design and nature within the city. Modern Urbanist.
 

"First, despite all indications to the contrary, the shuttle's launches and reentries would never in any sense be "everyday." And second, the loss of the white latex coating was really a symptom of something much deeper -- a concerted and ultimately futile attempt to bring the massive craft's operations within the cost and performance parameters originally promised. Like a modern bridal gown, the brilliance of the shuttle on her maiden voyage shrouds the complex realities of a human story -- full of compromise and, yes, moral failings -- with a dazzling veil."

— Nicholas de Monchaux, Requiem in White

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“Light, Paper, Process” at the Getty
“Light, Paper, Process” at the Getty
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An Artist’s Intervention in the Ebola Crisis
An Artist’s Intervention in the Ebola Crisis
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Photographer Spotlight: Jerry Uelsmann
Photographer Spotlight: Jerry Uelsmann

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Radio Hour: “The Look of Silence,” Diana Wagman, and D. W. Griffith
Radio Hour: “The Look of Silence,” Diana Wagman, and D. W. Griffith
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Radio Hour: "Go Set a Watchman" and Film Critic John Powers
Radio Hour: "Go Set a Watchman" and Film Critic John Powers
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Radio Hour: “Naked at Lunch,” Female Comedy Writers, and Vicious Disequilibrium
Radio Hour: “Naked at Lunch,” Female Comedy Writers, and Vicious Disequilibrium