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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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1921 YYYBBaMoon, Parker Thomas, Moon, Parker Thomas, 1892-1936
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Topics: Catholic Church, Church and labor, Socialism, Christian
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1921 Maspero, G. (Gaston), 1846-1916
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Topics: Art -- Egypt, Egypt -- Antiquities
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1921 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Spingarn, Joel Elias, 1875-1939
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Topics: Art, Literature
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1921 Hourticq, Louis, 1875-1944
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Topic: Art
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1921 Springer, A. (Anton), 1825-1891
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Topic: Art
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1921 Lassalle, Ferdinand, 1825-1864; Mayer, Gustav
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Vol. 1. Briefe von und an Lassalle bis 1848.- Vol. 2. Lassalles Briefwechsel von der Revolution von 1848 bis zum Beginn seiner Arbeiteragitation.- Vol. 3. Der Briefwechsel zwischen Lassalle und Marx, nebst Briefen von Friedrich Engels und Jenny Marx an Lassalle und von Karl Marx an Gräfin Sophie von Hatzfeldt.- Vol. 4. Lassalles Briefwechsel mit Gräfin Sophie von Hatzfeldt.- Vol. 5. Lassalles Briefwechsel aus den Jahren seiner Arbeiteragitation, 1862-1864.- Vol. 6. Ferdinand Lassalle; die...
Topic: Socialism
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1921 Trend, John Brande, 1887-
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Topics: Music -- History and criticism, Spanish literature -- History and criticism, Catalan literature --...
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1921 Desmond, Shaw, 1877-
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Topics: Labour Party (Great Britain), Socialism -- England, England -- Labour and labouring classes
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Topics: Literature, Russian literature, Art
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1921 British Museum. Dept. of British and Mediaeval Antiquities; Dalton, O. M. (Ormonde Maddock), 1866-1945
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Topics: Art -- England London Catalogs, Art, Byzantine, Christian art and symbolism, Christian antiquities
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1921 Hyde, Walter Woodburn
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Topics: Sculpture, Greece -- Art
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1921 Sen, Jaminikanta
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Topic: Symbolism in art
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1921 Lassalle, Ferdinand, 1825-1864; Mayer, Gustav
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Vol. 1. Briefe von und an Lassalle bis 1848.- Vol. 2. Lassalles Briefwechsel von der Revolution von 1848 bis zum Beginn seiner Arbeiteragitation.- Vol. 3. Der Briefwechsel zwischen Lassalle und Marx, nebst Briefen von Friedrich Engels und Jenny Marx an Lassalle und von Karl Marx an Gräfin Sophie von Hatzfeldt.- Vol. 4. Lassalles Briefwechsel mit Gräfin Sophie von Hatzfeldt.- Vol. 5. Lassalles Briefwechsel aus den Jahren seiner Arbeiteragitation, 1862-1864.- Vol. 6. Ferdinand Lassalle; die...
Topic: Socialism
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Topics: Literature, Russian literature, Art
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1921 Piddubny, H. (Hryhori)
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Topics: Communism, Cooperation and socialism, Cooperation
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Topic: Socialism
Bibliography: p. [45]-46
Topics: Christian art and symbolism, Grief
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1921 Pelizaeus Museum; Ippel, Albert, 1885-; Roeder, Günther, 1881-1966
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Topics: Art, Egyptian, Art, Greco-Roman, Egypt -- Antiquities
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1921 Studdert-Kennedy, G. A. (Geoffrey Anketell), 1883-1929
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Topics: Labor, Christian socialism
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Intro. by Charles A. Beard. Trade unionism. The cooperative movement. Proposed experiments in industrial democracy: The Plumb plan. The single tax. Socialism. Guild socialism. Syndicalism. Bolshevism. Anarchism
Topics: Labor and laboring classes -- Bibliography, Social problems, Socialism -- Bibliography
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1921 Ure, P. N. (Percy Neville), 1879-1950
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Topics: Greek literature -- History, Art -- Greece, Greece -- History, Greece -- Civilization
Issued also in German
Topics: Art, Illumination (of MSS. and books), Manuscripts
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1921 Lucas, E. V. (Edward Verrall), 1868-1938
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Topics: Art -- Italy Florence, Florence (Italy) -- Description and travel
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1921 Lassalle, Ferdinand, 1825-1864; Mayer, Gustav
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Vol. 1. Briefe von und an Lassalle bis 1848.- Vol. 2. Lassalles Briefwechsel von der Revolution von 1848 bis zum Beginn seiner Arbeiteragitation.- Vol. 3. Der Briefwechsel zwischen Lassalle und Marx, nebst Briefen von Friedrich Engels und Jenny Marx an Lassalle und von Karl Marx an Gräfin Sophie von Hatzfeldt.- Vol. 4. Lassalles Briefwechsel mit Gräfin Sophie von Hatzfeldt.- Vol. 5. Lassalles Briefwechsel aus den Jahren seiner Arbeiteragitation, 1862-1864.- Vol. 6. Ferdinand Lassalle; die...
Topic: Socialism
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1921 Springer, A. (Anton), 1825-1891
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v. 4, 10., verb. und erw. Aufl
Topic: Art
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Topics: Literature, Russian literature, Art
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1921 Luxemburg, Rosa, 1871-1919; Hardman, J. B. S. (Jacob Benjamin Salutsky), 1882-1968
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1. t. In amf mi'n oporunizm.--2. t. Der rizis in der sotsyal-demoraye.--3. t. Di Dayshe reolutsye.--4. t. Roza Lusemburg--di umbaane
Topics: Bernstein, Eduard, 1850-1932, Socialism, Militarism
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1921 Focillon, Henri, 1881-1943
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Topic: Art, Buddhist
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Topics: Morris, William, 1834-1896, Socialism -- Great Britain
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1921 Signac, Paul, 1863-1935
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Topics: Delacroix, Eugène, 1798-1863, Painting -- History 19th century, Impressionism (Art)
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1921 Turati, Filippo, 1857-1932; Mondolfo, Rodolfo, 1877-1976
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Topic: Socialism -- Italy
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1921 Hamilton, Ian, Sir, 1853-1947
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Topics: Military art and science, Armies
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1921 Petraycka-Tomicka, Jadwiga
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Topics: Polish literature, Art
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1921 Turati, Filippo, 1857-1932
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Topics: Socialism -- Italy History, Socialism
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1921 Eucken, Rudolf, 1846-1926
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Topic: Socialism
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1921 Waldmann, Emil, 1880-1945
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Includes indexes
Topics: Portrait painting -- History, Portraits, Art, Modern -- 19th century History
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Topics: Literature, Russian literature, Art
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Topics: Labour Party (Great Britain), Guild socialism
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1921 Lassalle, Ferdinand, 1825-1864; Mayer, Gustav
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Vol. 1. Briefe von und an Lassalle bis 1848.- Vol. 2. Lassalles Briefwechsel von der Revolution von 1848 bis zum Beginn seiner Arbeiteragitation.- Vol. 3. Der Briefwechsel zwischen Lassalle und Marx, nebst Briefen von Friedrich Engels und Jenny Marx an Lassalle und von Karl Marx an Gräfin Sophie von Hatzfeldt.- Vol. 4. Lassalles Briefwechsel mit Gräfin Sophie von Hatzfeldt.- Vol. 5. Lassalles Briefwechsel aus den Jahren seiner Arbeiteragitation, 1862-1864.- Vol. 6. Ferdinand Lassalle; die...
Topic: Socialism
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1921 Lassalle, Ferdinand, 1825-1864; Mayer, Gustav
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Topic: Socialism
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Topics: Morris, William, 1834-1896, Socialism -- Great Britain
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Topics: Naval art and science, Italian language, English language
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Topics: Lane, Hugh Percy, Sir, 1875-1915, Municipal Gallery of Modern Art (Dublin (Dublin)), National...
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1921 Fries, Nicolaus; abar, 838?-923
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Topics: Military art and science -- History, Omeyyads, Islamic Empire -- History, Military
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1921 Faure, Elie, 1873-1937
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Topic: Art
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1921 Robertson, Frederick Leslie
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Topics: Naval art and science -- History, Warships, Ordnance, Naval
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Topics: Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands, Socialism, World War, 1914-1918
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1921 National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain)
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Topics: Art, Portraits
Includes index
Topic: Socialism
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Topics: Socialism -- Germany, Germany -- History 1918-1945, genealogy
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Topics: Communist International, International Socialist Congress, Socialism
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1921 Sarre, Friedrich Paul Theodor, 1865-1945
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Bibliography: p. 54-65
Topic: Art
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1921 Nicholson, J. Shield (Joseph Shield), 1850-1927
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Topics: Marx, Karl, 1818-1883, Capital, Socialism
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1921 Woolf, Leonard, 1880-1969
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Topics: Socialism, Cooperation
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Topics: Interior decoration -- Italy, Furniture, Renaissance -- Italy History, Art, Renaissance
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1921 Penty, Arthur Joseph, 1875-1937
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Topics: Guild Socialism, England -- Economic conditions 20th century, England -- Agriculture
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1921 Hallays, André, 1859-1930
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Topics: Art -- France Avignon, Art -- France Comtat Venaissin, Avignon (France) -- Description and travel,...
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1921 Rosenberg, Adolf, 1850-1906
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Topic: Art
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Topics: Art, French, Art, Belgian
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Topics: Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946, Communism, Socialism
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1921 Lassalle, Ferdinand, 1825-1864; Mayer, Gustav
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Vol. 1. Briefe von und an Lassalle bis 1848.- Vol. 2. Lassalles Briefwechsel von der Revolution von 1848 bis zum Beginn seiner Arbeiteragitation.- Vol. 3. Der Briefwechsel zwischen Lassalle und Marx, nebst Briefen von Friedrich Engels und Jenny Marx an Lassalle und von Karl Marx an Gräfin Sophie von Hatzfeldt.- Vol. 4. Lassalles Briefwechsel mit Gräfin Sophie von Hatzfeldt.- Vol. 5. Lassalles Briefwechsel aus den Jahren seiner Arbeiteragitation, 1862-1864.- Vol. 6. Ferdinand Lassalle; die...
Topic: Socialism
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1921 Kheiri, Sattar
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Topics: Painting -- India, Art, Islamic, Illumination of books and manuscripts -- India History
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Topics: Literature, Russian literature, Art
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Topics: Rops, Félicien Victor Joseph, 1833-1898, Art
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Topics: Christian art and symbolism, Art
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1921 Ratouis de Limay, Paul, 1881-
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Topics: Art criticism, Artists -- Correspondence, reminiscences, etc
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1921 Kautsky, Karl, 1854-1938
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Socialism
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1921 Hagen, Oskar Frank Leonard, 1888-
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Topics: Drawing, Germany -- Art
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1921 Springer, A. (Anton), 1825-1891
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Topic: Art
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Topics: Socialist Labour Party, Socialism, Syndicalism
On cover: Catalogue of war portraits by American artists, under the auspices of Yale University and by courtesy of the American Federation of Arts, New Haven Public Library 16-30 June 1921
Topics: Art, World War, 1914-1918
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1921 Leroy, Maxime
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Topics: Syndicalism, Socialism
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1921 Cesareo, Giovanni Alfredo, 1861-1937
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Topics: Aesthetics, Art
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1921 Justi, Ludwig, 1876-; National-Galerie (Germany)
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Topics: Painting, German -- Exhibitions, Expressionism (Art)
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Topics: Aesthetics, Art