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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 Vendrame, G
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Topics: Lettering, Alphabets
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by Giuliotti, Domenico, 1877-; Papini, Giovanni, 1881-1956
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Vol. 1. A.-B
Topic: Italian literature
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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Topic: Banks and banking -- Dictionaries Italian
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Gnoli, Umberto
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"Bibliografia": p. 41-42
Topic: Perugino, Pietro Vannucci, known as, 1446-1524
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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Topic: Trentino
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Topic: Italian literature -- History and criticism
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cian, Vittorio, b. 1862
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Satire, Italian -- History and criticism, Satire
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Biblioteca nazionale centrale di Firenze
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Issues for 1901-57 called also n. 1-680
Topic: Italian literature
"Bibliografia": p. [123]-136
Topic: Folklore
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Brunelli, Bruno, 1887-
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"Nota bibliografica": p. [281]-282
Topics: Casanova, Giacomo, 1725-1798, Rosenberg-Orsini, Justine, Gräfin, 1732-1791
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Mosca, Gaetano, 1858-1941
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Topic: Political science
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Topics: Benedetto, Francesco Carlo, Campodonico, Marcello, Cenzatti, Gemma, Donadoni, Eugenio, Fiorini, V,...
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Avverteuza. - Alfieri. - Monti. - Schiller. - Werner. - Kleist. - Chamisso. - Walter Scott. - Foscolo. - Stendhal. - Leopardi. - De Vigny. - Manzoni. - Berchet. - Giusti. - Heine. - George Sand. - Fernán Caballero. - De Musset. - Balzac. - Baudelaire. - Flaubert. - Zola e Daudet. - Ibsen. - Maupassant. - Carducci. - Indice dei nomi
Topic: Literature
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Topic: Bracco, Roberto, 1862-1943
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by Natali, Giulio, 1875-
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Topic: Metastasio, Pietro, 1698-1782
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by Rasi, Luigi, 1852-1918
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Topics: Acting, Drama -- Technique
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by Reichenbach, Giulio, 1886-
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Topic: Stampa, Gaspara, ca. 1523-ca. 1554
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by Naselli, Carmelina
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Bibliographical footnotes
Topic: Petrarca, Francesco, 1304-1374
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Moschini, Vittorio
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Topic: Luti, Benedetto, 1666-1724
Extracted from: Rivista storica italiana, Vol. 40, N.S. 1, Fasc. 4, 1923, pp. [373]-455
Topic: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
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Topics: Pilati, Carlo Antonio, 1733-1802, Italy -- History 18th century
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by Maione, Italo
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Il Beato Dominici; Parini Minore; Manzoni degli Inni Sacri; Novalis degli Inni e dei Canti Spirituali; Anemia ed artificio dell'arte contemporanea; Enrico Annibale Butti; Gozzano dei "Colloqui"; Corrado Govoni; Aldo Palazzeschi; Charles Baudelaire
Topics: Govoni, Corrado, 1884-1965, Gozzano, Guido, Pia, Pascal, Butti, Enrico Annibale, Dominici,...
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by D'Annunzio, Gabriele, 1863-1938
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by Della Corte, Andrea. 1883-
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Topic: Italian drama -- History and criticism
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by Biondolillo, Francesco, 1887-
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Topics: Bracco, Roberto, 1862-, Theater -- Italy History
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by Bellorini, Egidio
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Topic: Giusti, Giuseppe, 1809-1850
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by Della Corte, Andrea. 1883-
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Topic: Italian drama -- History and criticism
Bertacchi, Giovanni. Presentazione; Cesareo, G.A. La parola di Dante; Hauvette, Henri. Il genio di Dante; Sanesi, Ireneo. L'arte di Dante; Troilo, Erminio. Dante e la formazione della coscienza filosofica italiana; Viscardi, Antonio. Il sorriso di Beatrice; Campagna, Gaspare. Il dramma in Inferno (la guerra della pieta); Bodrero, Emilio. Dante e i presocratici; Manfroni, Camillo. Dante e la marina; Biondolillo, Francesco. Da Francesca a Farinata; Dazzi, M.T. Dal canto di Francesca; Cestaro,...
Topic: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
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Topic: Gozzi, Gasparo, conte, 1713-1786
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by Parodi, Ernesto Giacomo, 1862-1923
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Pindaro; L'epigramma greco; Omero; Canti popolari greci; Kalevala; Jacopone; Petrarca; Boccaccio; Michelangelo; Folengo; Porta; Manzoni; Carducci; Panzini; Rimbaud; Verhaeren
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Tilgher, Adriano, 1887-1941
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Topics: Drama -- 20th century History and criticism, Italian drama -- 20th century History and criticism,...
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by Costa, Giovanni, 1875-
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by Panzini, Alfredo, 1863-1939
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by Bandello, Matteo, 1485-1561; Picco, Francesco, 1877-
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Bibliography: p. [39]-42
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by Scotti, Giulio
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Topic: Manzoni, Alessandro, 1785-1873
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by Pais, Ettore, 1856-1939
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Vol. 1. Prolegomeni; Le fonti; I libri imperiali regionum
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Frescura, Attilio, 1881-
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by Lungo, Isidoro del, 1841-1927; Medici, Lorenzo de', 1449-1492
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Bibliographical footnotes
Topic: Medici, Lorenzo de', 1449-1492
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Piccolo, Francesco, 1892-
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Introduzione; Foscolo, Leopardi, Manzoni; Da Carducci a D'Annunzio; Le forme chiuse; Decadenti e futuristi; Narratori; Note
Topic: Italian literature
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Pancrazi, Pietro, 1893-1952
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I. Problemi e stati d'animo; II. Critici; III. Scrittori Italiani; IV. Scrittori Stranieri
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by Fortini, Pietro, d. 1562; Rughi, T.
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v. 2. Le piacevoli e amorose notti de'novizi
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by Brocchi, Virgilio, 1876-1961
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by Tumiati, Domenico, 1874-
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"Secondo migliaio."
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by Varè, Daniele, 1880-1956
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Vol.1. 1837-1856.- Vol.2. 1837-1914
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by Lodovici, Cesare Vico
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by Varè, Daniele, 1880-1956
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Vol.1. 1837-1856.- Vol.2. 1837-1914
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University of Toronto Preservation and Bindery
by Hierocles (Grammarian); Philagrius, grammarian; Casiello, Luigi
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Topic: Greek wit and humor