Gilles de Bure left us on July 13 in Paris. He was 72 years old.

Journalist, art critic, teacher, curator, Gilles de Bure leaves us forty works devoted to design, image and architecture, including beautiful monographs on Christian de Portzamparc, Dominique Perrault, Bernard Tschumi and Claude Vasconi.

Head of the Centre Pompidou’s News Gallery in the late 1970s and first director of the Grande Halle de la Villette in the 1980s, this born storyteller who knew how to defend the work of others had also been a fully engaged actor in the cultural policy of our country.

Gilles de Bure had long taught at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs. He knew admirably how to share his passions, to make understand what he himself had seen and understood before many others. He was a true discoverer of talents and one of those indispensable mediators who arouse the most beautiful vocations.