Villani, Filippo

Full Name: 
Villani, Filippo
Date Born: 
c. 1325
Date Died: 
c. 1405
Home Country: 
Italy
Gender: 
male
Institution: 
Santa Croce
Overview: 

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)

Sources: 

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