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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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1991 Cheetham, Mark; Hutcheon, Linda, 1947-
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Topics: Art, Canadian, Art, Modern -- 20th century Canada, Postmodernism -- Canada
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Topics: Drake, Francis, Sir, 1540?-1596, Great Britain -- History Tudors, 1485-1603, Great Britain --...
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Topics: Drake, Francis, Sir, 1540?-1596, Great Britain -- History Tudors, 1485-1603, Great Britain --...
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1949 Tamassia Mazzarotto, Bianca
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Topics: D'Annunzio, Gabriele, 1863-1938, Art
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1949 Knox, John, ca. 1514-1572
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Topics: Reformation -- Scotland, genealogy
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1941 Grenfell, Russell
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Sea-power, Naval art and science, Strategy, Great Britain -- Defenses, Great Britain -- Royal Navy
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Ludwig Tieck, Der blonde Eckbert; Wilhelm Wackenroder, Ehrengedächtnis unseres ehrwürdigen Ahnherrn Albrecht Dürers; Friedrich von Schlegel, Treue und Scherz; Novalis, Klingsohrs Märchen; Clemens Brentano, Geschichte vom braven Kasperl und dem schönen Annerl; Jean Paul, (a) Das Glück eines schwedischen Pfarrers, (b) Die Doppeltgänger, (c) Der Traum im Traum; Achim von Arnim, Der tolle Invalide auf dem Fort Ratonneau; E.T.A. Hoffmann, Rat Krespel; Joseph von Eichendorff, Aus dem Leben...
Topics: German prose, genealogy
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1927 Ramírez de Villa-Urrutia, Wenceslao, marqués, 1850-1933
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La jornada del Condestable de Castilla a Inglaterra para las paces de 1604; La embajada de Lord Nottingham a España en 1605; Rubens diplomatico; Antonio Van Dyck; Francisco de Vitoria, precursor de Grocio; La literatura del derecho internacional en España durante el siglo XVII
Topics: Vitoria, Francisco de, 1486?-1546, Tarsis ó Tassis y Peralta, Juan de, Nottingham, Charles Howard,...
Editions varies: t.2: 3e éd. Paris : Librairie d'art R. Ducher, 1927
Topic: Art
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1927 Martin, Henry Marie Radegonde, 1852-1927
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Edition varies: [v. 1] 4e éd.; [v. 2] 3e éd.; [v. 3] 2e éd
Topic: Art
Editions varies: t.2: 3e éd. Paris : Librairie d'art R. Ducher, 1927
Topic: Art
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1926 Bowles, George F. S. (Frederic Stewart), 1877-
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Sea-power, Great Britain -- History, Naval, Great Britain -- Commerce, genealogy
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Topics: England -- Commerce and industries, England -- Economic conditions, genealogy
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1925 Frontinus, Sextus Julius; Rome; Bennett, Charles Edwin, 1858-1921; Herschel, Clemens, 1842-1930
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Topics: Military art and science -- Early works to 1800, Water supply -- Early works to 1800, Rome (City)...
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1925 Ernle, Rowland Edmund Prothero, Baron, 1852-1937
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Food supply, England -- Agriculture, England -- Land, genealogy
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1924 Aristotle; Hengstenberg, E. W. (Ernst Wilhelm), 1802-1869; Brandis, Christian August, 1790-1867
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Topic: genealogy
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1923 Rawlinson, Alfred, Sir, 1867-1934
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, London...
Bibliography: p. 232
Topics: Mural painting and decoration, Christian art and symbolism, Art, Medieval, Church decoration and...
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1923 Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Germany); Volbach, Wolfgang Fritz, 1892-1988
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Topics: Ivories -- Catalogs, Sculpture -- Berlin Catalogs, genealogy
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1923 Mackie, J. D. (John Duncan), b. 1887; Pryde, George S. (George Smith); Mill, Anna Jean
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Topics: Convention of Royal Burghs (Scotland), Scotland -- Politics and government 1371-1707, Scotland --...
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1923 Pope-Hennessy, Una, 1876-1949
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Bibliography: p. 145
Topics: Jade, Art objects, Chinese, China -- Antiquities
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1923 Fontainas, André, 1865-1948; Vauxcelles, Louis, 1870-; Gromort, Georges; Mourey, Gabriel, 1865-1943
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t.1. L'a peinture, la gravure, le dessin/par A. Fontainas et L. Vauxcelles. - t.2. L'architecture/par G. Gromort. La sculpture/par A. Fontainas et L. Vauxcelles. - t.3. L'art décoratif/par G. Mourey
Topic: Art -- France History
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Topics: Painting, German, Theater in art
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1923 Baum, Julius, b. 1882
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Topics: Art -- Germany Swabia, genealogy
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1923 Scheffler, Karl, 1869-1951
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Topics: Artists -- Germany, Art -- Germany History, genealogy
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1923 Mathieson, William Law, 1868-
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Topics: Church of England, Great Britain -- Church history, genealogy
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1923 Charland, Paul-V. (Paul-Victor), 1858-1939
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Bibliography: p. [86]-90
Topics: Anne (Mother of the Virgin Mary), Saint, Christian art and symbolism, Christian patron saints --...
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Topics: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832, Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832, genealogy
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1923 Vallois, Grace M
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Topics: Art objects -- Collectors and collecting, Furniture -- Collectors and collecting, Pottery --...
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1923 Porter, Arthur Kingsley, 1883-1933
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v. 1. Text.-v. 2-10, plates: v. 2. Burgundy.-v. 3. Tuscany and Apulia.-v. 4. Aquitaine.-v. 5. Catalonia and Aragon.-v. 6. Castile, Asturias, Galicia.-v. 7. Western France.-v. 8. Auvergne and Dauphine.-v. 9. Provence.-v. 10. Ile-de-France
Topics: Sculpture, Romanesque, Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages, Christian art and symbolism -- Medieval,...
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1923 Porter, Arthur Kingsley, 1883-1933
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v. 1. Text.-v. 2-10, plates: v. 2. Burgundy.-v. 3. Tuscany and Apulia.-v. 4. Aquitaine.-v. 5. Catalonia and Aragon.-v. 6. Castile, Asturias, Galicia.-v. 7. Western France.-v. 8. Auvergne and Dauphine.-v. 9. Provence.-v. 10. Ile-de-France
Topics: Sculpture, Romanesque, Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages, Christian art and symbolism -- Medieval,...
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1923 Strzygowski, Josef, 1862-1941
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Bibliography: p. [253]-259
Topics: Christian art and symbolism, Church architecture
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Topics: Winchester (England) -- Politics and government, Winchester (England) -- History Sources, genealogy
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1923 Fontainas, André, 1865-1948; Vauxcelles, Louis, 1870-; Gromort, Georges; Mourey, Gabriel, 1865-1943
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t.1. L'a peinture, la gravure, le dessin/par A. Fontainas et L. Vauxcelles. - t.2. L'architecture/par G. Gromort. La sculpture/par A. Fontainas et L. Vauxcelles. - t.3. L'art décoratif/par G. Mourey
Topic: Art -- France History
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1923 Fuller, John Frederick Charles, 1878-
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Topics: Military art and science, War
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1923 Nixon, John Alexander, 1874-
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Topic: Medicine and art
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1923 Tormay, Cecile, 1876-1937
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[Vol. 1] Revolution, with a foreword by the Duke of Northumberland.--[Vol. 2] The Commune
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Topics: Hungary -- History Revolution, 1918-1919, genealogy
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1923 Oliveira Lima, Manoel de, 1865-1928
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At head of title: Universidade de Lisboa
Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Art, Early Christian, Art, Medieval, Art, Byzantine, Christian art and symbolism
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1923 Kreitmaier, Josef, 1874-
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Topics: Art -- Germany Beuron, Christian art and symbolism
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Topics: Christian art and symbolism, Art -- Québec (Province)
Bibliographical footnotes
Topics: Madhvas, genealogy
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1923 Simon, John Smith, 1843-1933
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Topics: Wesley, John, 1703-1791, Methodism, England -- Ecclesiastical history, genealogy
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1923 Gordon, Jan, 1882-1944
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Topics: Painting -- France, Painters, French, Impressionism (Art)
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1923 Rope, Henry Edward George, 1880-
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Topic: genealogy
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1923 Kellermann, Bernhard, 1879-
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Art, Architecture
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1923 Fontainas, André, 1865-1948; Vauxcelles, Louis, 1870-; Gromort, Georges; Mourey, Gabriel, 1865-1943
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Topic: Art -- France History
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1923 Pierce, William
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Bibliography: p. 487-494
Topics: Penry, John, 1559-1593, Marprelate controversy, Education -- England History, Great Britain --...
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Topic: Art -- Poland
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1923 Glück, Heinrich, 1889-1930
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Topic: Christian art and symbolism
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1923 Riegl, Alois, 1858-1905; Burda, Arthur; Dvorák, Max, 1874-1921
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Topics: Art, Baroque, Architecture, Baroque, Art -- Italy Rome, Architecture -- Italy Rome
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1923 Page, William, 1861-1934
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Topics: London (England) -- History To 1600, genealogy
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Topics: Hungary -- History Joseph II, 1780-1790, Prussia (Germany) -- History Frederick William II,...
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Topics: Catholic Church, Reformation -- Germany, Meissen (Saxony, Germany) -- History, Wurzen (Germany) --...
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1922 Hübner, Oskar
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Topics: Education -- Germany, Germany -- History Study and teaching, genealogy
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1922 Lima, Oliveira, 1867-1928
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Topic: genealogy
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1922 Scheffler, Karl, 1869-1951
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Topics: Art, Gothic, Art -- Philosophy
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1922 Réau, Louis, 1881-1961
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Topics: Art -- France, Art, French
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Topics: Human figure in art, Sculpture, Egyptian, Sculpture, Greek
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Topics: Legends, genealogy
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Articles reprinted from various sources
Topics: Art, French, Art, Modern -- 19th century History, Christian art and symbolism
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1922 Schäfer, Dietrich, 1845-
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Topics: Germany -- History, genealogy
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Topics: Syriac literature -- History and criticism, genealogy
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1922 Burchard, Otto
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Topics: Art objects, Chinese, Pottery, Chinese
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Topics: Hungarians in Romania, Minorities, genealogy
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1922 Chancellor, E. Beresford (Edwin Beresford), 1868-1937
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Topics: Almack's, London, London (England) -- History, London (England) -- Streets St. James's Street,...
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Topics: Military art and science, Maxims
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1922 Réau, Louis, 1881-1961
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"Ouvrage publié sous le patronage de l'Institut d'études slaves de Paris."
Topic: Art
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1922 Hamann, Richard, 1879-1961
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Limited edition of 100 ; no. 33
Topics: Art, Medieval, Art, German, Art, French
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1922 Lazarevski, Ivan Ivanovich
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Topic: Art
Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Bible, Illumination of books and manuscripts -- Spain, Art -- Spain Catalonia, Christian art and...
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1922 Lorquet, Paul
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Topics: Art, Art -- History, Aesthetics
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Topics: English literature -- 19th century History and criticism, Art -- Great Britain, Great Britain --...
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1922 Testi, Laudedeo, 1857
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Topics: Parma. Santa Maria della Steccata (Church), genealogy