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Photographs of art and architecture in Bologna, Italy.

Villani, Achille, 1870-1945.

Check holdings at Special Collections  L3 : PHOTO ARCHIVE - RENAISSANCE TO MODERN  (88.P.9 )()

  • Title:
    Photographs of art and architecture in Bologna, Italy.
  • Author/Creator: Villani, Achille, 1870-1945.
  • Creation Date: 1921-1988
  • Biographical/Historical Note: Achille Villani began to photograph in 1914 and registered his business officially in 1921. He was soon joined by his young son, Vittorio and other members of the family. An older Bolognese photographer, Felice Croci, also joined them and the company slowly and deliberately built their documentation of Bolognese art and architecture to its present strength.
  • Arrangement: Arrangement: Filed by site.
  • Physical Desc.: 5,300 photographic prints : b&w ; 18 x 24 cm..
  • Summary: Summary: The collection emphasizes urban sites of Bologna, especially the interiors of museums, palaces, and churches. Approximately half the works represented are paintings, including fresco; the rest are sculpture, medieval manuscripts, exterior architecture and antiquities.
  • Language: Italian
  • Notes: Title devised.
    Accompanying material: published catalogue, corresponding to photo numbers, "Il patrimonio fotografico storico: Musei palazzi chiese bolognesi nell'archivio dei fotografico Villani." Bologna: s.n., 1981.
  • Form/Genre: Black-and-white prints (photographs)
  • Subjects: Villani, Achille, 1870-1945 -- Photograph collections Architecture -- Italy -- Bologna Painting -- Italy -- Bologna Bologna (Italy) -- Buildings, structures, etc
  • LC Call Number: NA1121.B6 V55
  • ID/Accession Number: 1345-086
    88.P.9
  • Access/Rights: Open for use by qualified researchers.
    Photographs and permission to publish must be obtained from copyright holder(s).
  • OCLC Record Number: 78213208
  • Source: GRI Library Catalog

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