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University of Toronto - Robarts Library

The John P. Robarts Research Library, commonly referred to as Robarts Library, is the main humanities and social sciences library of the University of Toronto Libraries and the largest individual library in the university.

Opened in 1973 and named for John Robarts, the 17th Premier of Ontario, the library contains more than 4.5 million bookform items, 4.1 million microform items and 740,000 other items.

The library building is one of the most significant examples of brutalist architecture in North America. Its towering main structure rests on an equilateral triangular footprint and features extensive use of triangular geometric patterns throughout.

It forms the main component of a three-tower complex that also includes the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library and the Claude Bissel Building, which houses the Faculty of Information. The library's imposing appearance has earned it the nickname of Fort Book.

Comprising fourteen storeys, plus two underground floors, the brutalist and futurist structure features raised podia and a suspended fourth floor. A mezzanine level physically connects Robarts Library to the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library building at its southeastern side, and to the Claude Bissel Building, housing the Faculty of Information, at its northeastern side.

The concrete waffle slab floor plates are adorned with triangular-patterned tessellation. A hexagonal central circulation atrium is enclosed at the core of the building and through the middle of the mezzanine level. The gross area of the building is over 1,036,000 square feet.


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by Guyot, Yves, 1843-1928
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes
Publication suspended Oct. 1870?-Dec. 9, 1871, July 26, 1914-June 14, 1916, inclusive
Topics: Art -- Periodicals, Art -- France
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Topics: Art -- Periodicals, Art -- France
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by Société de l'histoire de l'art français (France); Centre national de la recherche scientifique (France)
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Title varies: 1872-1906, Nouvelles archives de l'art français; 1884-85 (3 A sér.), Revue de l'art français, ancien et moderne
Topics: Art -- France Periodicals, Art -- France History, Art, French -- History Sources
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Published suspended Aug. 1914-Apr. 1919; 2d quarter 1939-1945
Topics: Art -- Periodicals, Decoration and ornament -- Periodicals, Decorative arts -- Periodicals
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Topic: Art
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Topics: French language -- Slang, World War, 1914-1918 -- Language (New words, slang, etc.), Words, New --...
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Topics: Art -- Periodicals, Art -- France
Publication suspended Oct. 1870?-Dec. 9, 1871, July 26, 1914-June 14, 1916, inclusive
Topics: Art -- Periodicals, Art -- France
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Topics: Art -- Periodicals, Art -- France
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Topics: Military art and science, French language -- Slang, French language -- Dictionaries, World War,...
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Topics: Art, Buddhist -- Pakistan Peshawar, Art, Gandhara -- Classical influences, Art, Buddhist --...
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Topics: Art -- Periodicals, Art -- France
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Topic: Art
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: Art -- Periodicals, Art -- France
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by Vincennes, France. Bibliothèque de documentation internationale contemporaine et musée de la grande guerre; Dubois, Jean; Appuhn, Charles, 1862-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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by Beirut. Institut français d'archéologie
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"Revue d'art oriental et d'archéologie"
Topics: Archaeology, Art, Art, Oriental
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by Audin, Marius, 1872-1951
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Topics: Art, Art
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Topics: Art -- Periodicals, Art -- France
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Topics: Art -- Periodicals, Art -- France
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t. 1. Meubles--t. 2. Ustensiles. Orfèvrerie [sic] Instruments de musique. Jeux, passe-temps. Outils. Outillages--t. 3-4. Vêtements, bijoux de corps, objets de toilette--t. 5-6. Armes de guerre offensives et défensives
Topics: Industrial arts, Art objects -- France, Furniture -- France
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by Dayot, Armand
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Topics: Art -- Periodicals, Artists -- Periodicals
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by Dayot, Armand
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Topics: Art -- Periodicals, Artists -- Periodicals
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Topics: Art -- Periodicals, Art -- France
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by Dayot, Armand
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Topics: Art -- Periodicals, Artists -- Periodicals
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Continued by the author's "Grammaire des arts décoratifs", in 2 pt. (pt. 1: L'art dans la parure et dans le vêtement; pt. 2: Décoration intérieure de la maison
Topic: Art
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by Hymans, Henri Simon, 1836-1912; Hymans, Françoise Élisabeth (Cluysenaar); Rooses, Max, 1839-1914
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Topics: Art -- Belgium, Artists, Belgian
Publication suspended Aug. 1914-Nov. 1919
Topic: Art -- Periodicals
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Topics: Art objects -- France Catalogs, Furniture -- France Catalogs
Publication suspended Aug. 1914-Nov. 1919
Topic: Art -- Periodicals
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by Société de l'histoire de l'art français (France); Centre national de la recherche scientifique (France)
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Title varies: 1872-1906, Nouvelles archives de l'art français; 1884-85 (3 A sér.), Revue de l'art français, ancien et moderne
Topics: Art -- France Periodicals, Art -- France History, Art, French -- History Sources
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by Société de l'histoire de l'art français (France); Centre national de la recherche scientifique (France)
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Title varies: 1872-1906, Nouvelles archives de l'art français; 1884-85 (3 A sér.), Revue de l'art français, ancien et moderne
Topics: Art -- France Periodicals, Art -- France History, Art, French -- History Sources
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Topic: Art
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Topic: Art -- Periodicals
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Topics: Art -- Biography, Enamel and enameling
Publication suspended Aug. 1914-Nov. 1919
Topic: Art -- Periodicals
Publication suspended Oct. 1870?-Dec. 9, 1871, July 26, 1914-June 14, 1916, inclusive
Topics: Art -- Periodicals, Art -- France
Publication suspended Oct. 1870?-Dec. 9, 1871, July 26, 1914-June 14, 1916, inclusive
Topics: Art -- Periodicals, Art -- France
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by Dayot, Armand
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Topics: Art -- Periodicals, Artists -- Periodicals
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Topics: Art -- Periodicals, Art -- France
Publication suspended Oct. 1870?-Dec. 9, 1871, July 26, 1914-June 14, 1916, inclusive
Topics: Art -- Periodicals, Art -- France
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Topics: Art -- Periodicals, Art -- France
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by Dayot, Armand
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Topics: Christian art and symbolism -- Periodicals, Art -- Periodicals, Archaeology -- Periodicals, Art --...
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by Blanc, Charles, 1813-1882; Tribaudeau, Adolphe Narcisse, comte, 1795-1856
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Topics: Painting -- Prices, Drawings -- Prices, Art objects -- Prices
Bibliography: p. [471]-474
Topics: Christian art and symbolism -- Medieval, 500-1500 France Themes, motives, Art, High Gothic --...
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Topic: Art
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by Migeon, Gaston, 1861-1930; Saladin, Henri, 1851-
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Bibliography: v. 1, p. [xv]-xxiii; v. 2 includes bibliography
Topics: Art, Islamic, Architecture, Islamic
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: Art -- Periodicals, Art -- France
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Topics: Art -- Periodicals, Decoration and ornament -- Periodicals, Decorative arts -- Periodicals
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by Dayot, Armand
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Topics: Art -- Periodicals, Artists -- Periodicals
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by Signac, Paul, 1863-1935
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Topics: Delacroix, Eugène, 1798-1863, Painting -- History 19th century, Impressionism (Art)
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Includes bibliographies
Topics: Christian art and symbolism, Art, Archaeology
Publication suspended Aug. 1914-Nov. 1919
Topic: Art -- Periodicals
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by Müntz, Eugène, 1845-1902; Moreau, Pierre-Louis
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[t. 1] Depuis les origines jusqu'au XIXe siecle. Publié sous la direction de E. Müntz, avec le concours de J. Bainville, E. Bertaux, C. Diehl [et d'autres]--[t. 2] Au XIXe siecle en France et a l'étranger. Publié sous la direction de P.L. Moreau, avec la concours de E. Avenard, A. Benois, V. Champier [et d'autres]
Topic: Art -- History
Publication suspended Oct. 1870?-Dec. 9, 1871, July 26, 1914-June 14, 1916, inclusive
Topics: Art -- Periodicals, Art -- France
Publication suspended Oct. 1870?-Dec. 9, 1871, July 26, 1914-June 14, 1916, inclusive
Topics: Art -- Periodicals, Art -- France
Publication suspended Sept. 1914-Oct. 1919
Topic: Art
Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Art, French, Art, Medieval -- France, Christian art and symbolism -- Medieval, 500-1500 France
Publication suspended Oct. 1870?-Dec. 9, 1871, July 26, 1914-June 14, 1916, inclusive
Topics: Art -- Periodicals, Art -- France
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Topics: Decoration and ornament -- History, Art objects, Art, Modern -- 20th century
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by Migeon, Gaston, 1861-1930; Saladin, Henri, 1851-
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Bibliography: v. 1, p. [xv]-xxiii; v. 2 includes bibliography
Topics: Art, Islamic, Architecture, Islamic
Publication suspended Oct. 1870?-Dec. 9, 1871, July 26, 1914-June 14, 1916, inclusive
Topics: Art -- Periodicals, Art -- France
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Topics: Costume -- France, Art -- France, France -- Social life and customs
Publication suspended Oct. 1870?-Dec. 9, 1871, July 26, 1914-June 14, 1916, inclusive
Topics: Art -- Periodicals, Art -- France
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Topics: Christian art and symbolism, Art -- France
Publication suspended Oct. 1870?-Dec. 9, 1871, July 26, 1914-June 14, 1916, inclusive
Topics: Art -- Periodicals, Art -- France
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Topics: Art, Painting -- France, Symbolism
Series 1. Nos. 1-5, g-i in 1 vol. L'explosion vue de la Frontière de l'Est, 1914-1916.- Series 2. Les Pourparlers diplomatiques. 6 vol.- Series 3. Les Communiqués officiels, 5 août-déc. 1918. 7 vol.- Series 5. A l'ordre du jour. 2 vol.- Series 6. Pangermanisme. 1 vol.- Series 7. L'indignation du monde civilisé. 2 vol.- Series 8. La guerre et la presse mondiale. 1914-1916. 4 vol.- Series 9. Pendant la guerre. 3 vol.- Series 10. Les opérations militaires. 5 vol.- Series ll. Les arméments....
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Dayot, Armand
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New ser., v. 1- also called 14.- année
Topics: Art -- Periodicals, Artists -- Periodicals