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Villani, Filippo

    Full Name: Villani, Filippo

    Gender: male

    Date Born: c. 1325

    Date Died: c. 1405

    Home Country/ies: Italy

    Subject Area(s): Italian (culture or style), Italian Renaissance-Baroque styles, and Renaissance

    Career(s): authors

    Institution(s): Santa Croce


    Florentine writer whose guide to Florence (De origine civitatis Florentinae, ca.1400 ) includes a list of artists and their careers. These include Ciomabue, Giotto, and Taddeo Gaddi. Villani lacks the synthesis of earlier writers.

    Selected Bibliography

    Liber de origine civitatis Florentiae et eiusdem famosis civibus (codex Laurentian Library)


    La letteratura artistica: Manuale delle fonti della storia dell’arte moderna. Revised and edited by Otto Kurz. Florence: La Nuova Italia, 1964, p. 52. Kultermann, Udo. The History of Art History. New York: Abaris, 1993, p. 5.

    Contributors: Lee Sorensen


    Lee Sorensen. "Villani, Filippo." Dictionary of Art Historians (website).

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