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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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Jul 29, 2019 Fuchs, Eduard, 1870-1940, author
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6 volumes : 28 cm
Topics: Moral conditions -- History, Sex customs, Erotic art, Erotic art, Moral conditions, Sex customs
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Oct 2, 2018 Audsley, George Ashdown, 1838-1925
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xii, 304 p., 32 leaves of plates : 29 cm
Topics: Pottery -- Japan -- History, Pottery -- Marks, Art, Japanese, Decoration and ornament -- Japan
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Oct 2, 2018 Ruskin, John, 1819-1900
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vii, 208 p
Topics: Art -- Italy -- Florence, Christian art and symbolism
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Mar 23, 2017 Harrison, Jane Ellen, 1850-1928
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Topics: Homer, Mythology, Greek, Art and mythology, Art, Greek
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Mar 23, 2017 Cole, Rex Vicat, 1870-
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Bibliography: p. 327-336
Topic: Trees in art
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Mar 23, 2017 British Museum. Department of British and Mediaeval Antiquities; Read, Charles Hercules, Sir, 1857-1929
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Preface signed: C.H. Read
Topics: Art, Ivories
Introduction; Women of Homer: Helen, Andromache, Penelope, Circe, Calypso, Nausicaa; Women of Attic tragedy: Aeschylus - Clytemnestra, Electra, Cassandra, Io. Sophocles - Jocasta, Antigone. Euripides - Alcestis, Medea, Phaedra, Iphigenia; A woman of Virgil: Dido
Topics: Greek literature, Women in literature and art
ROM copy: Gift of Ernest R. Rolph
Topics: Exposition universelle internationale de 1900 (Paris, France), Art, French, Art
ROM copy: Gift of Ernest R. Rolph
Topics: Exposition universelle internationale de 1900 (Paris, France), Art, French, Art
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Mar 14, 2017 Goncourt, Edmond de, 1822-1896; Goncourt, Jules de, 1830-1870
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Troisieme serie has title: L'art du XVIIIe siecle
Topics: Artists, Art, Modern
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Mar 14, 2017 Goncourt, Edmond de, 1822-1896; Goncourt, Jules de, 1830-1870
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Troisieme serie has title: L'art du XVIIIe siecle
Topics: Artists, Art, Modern
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Mar 14, 2017 Goncourt, Edmond de, 1822-1896; Goncourt, Jules de, 1830-1870
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Troisième série has title: L'art du XVIIIe siècle
Topics: Artists, Art, Modern
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Mar 14, 2017 Planche, Gustave, 1808-1857
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commitment to retain
Topics: Paris. Salon, Art
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Nov 14, 2016 Hagen, Theodor; Redslob, Edwin
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NT: Th. Hagen
Topics: Painting, German, Expressionism (Art), Expressionism (Art), Painting, German
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Jan 12, 2016 Kožmínová, Amalie, 1876-1951
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"S 90 původním ilustracemi a kresbami, s xx tabulkami předloh a mapkou"--T.p
Topic: Folk art
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Oct 15, 2015 Edwards, Amelia B., 1831-1892
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Topic: Art, Egyptian
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Mar 4, 2015 Friedberg, Robert
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Topic: genealogy
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Dec 19, 2014 Moldenke, Alfred B.
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Topic: Metropolitan Museum of Art (N.Y.)
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Topic: genealogy
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Nov 18, 2014 Hancock, Charles
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Topic: genealogy
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Oct 29, 2014 Berlin. Zeughaus
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Pfeiffer, Johannes Friedrich, genealogy
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Topics: Rathenau, Walther, 1867-1922, genealogy
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Oct 21, 2014 Bremen. Statistisches Landesamt
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Topics: Housing, genealogy
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Oct 21, 2014 Bordollo, Otto
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Topics: List, Friedrich, Smith, Adam, 1723-1790, genealogy
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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Oct 2, 2014 Dall'Armi, Max von
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Topic: genealogy
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Oct 2, 2014 National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain)
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Topics: Art, Portraits
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Oct 2, 2014 Strasbourg. Gemäldesammlung
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Topic: Art
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Oct 2, 2014 Flügge, Hans
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Topic: genealogy
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At head of title: Musée National du Louvre
Topic: Art
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Oct 2, 2014 Thorvaldsens museum
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Topic: Art
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Oct 2, 2014 Pennsylvania, University of. University Museum
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Topic: Art
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Oct 2, 2014 Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Germany)
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Topic: genealogy
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Oct 2, 2014 National-Galerie (Germany)
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Erster Theil: Beschreibung des Gebäudes; Geschichte der Sammlung; Verzeichniss sämmtlicher Kunstwerke
Topic: genealogy
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Oct 2, 2014 Brazil. Museu Nacional; Childe, Alberto
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At head of title: Museu Nacional do Rio de Janeiro (IVa secção)
Topics: Classical antiquities, Art objects
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Oct 2, 2014 Dresden. K. Sammlungen für kunst und wissenschaft
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Plan on front lining-paper
Topic: Art
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Sep 29, 2014 Schröder, Bruno, 1878-
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Topic: genealogy
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Sep 29, 2014 Delbrueck, Richard, 1875-
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Topic: genealogy
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Sep 29, 2014 Drexel, Friedrich
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Sep 29, 2014 Fränkel, Charlotte
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Topic: genealogy
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Sep 29, 2014 Heinemann, Margret
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Topic: genealogy
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Sep 24, 2014 Robertson, J. M. (John Mackinnon), 1856-1933
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Slater, John;
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, genealogy
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Sep 10, 2014 Leonhardt, Wilhelm
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Topics: Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor, 1165-1197, genealogy
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Sep 10, 2014
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Topic: genealogy
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Sep 5, 2014 Schnabel, Paul
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Topics: Berosus, the Chaldean, Cleitarchus, genealogy
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Sep 2, 2014 Benkenstein, Otto
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Topics: Francke, A.S, genealogy
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Sep 2, 2014 Leydecker, Christian
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Sep 2, 2014 Schaeben, Leopold Peter
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Topic: genealogy
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Aug 20, 2014 Brose, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1890-
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Thesis - Tübingen
Topics: Wolzogen und Neuhaus, Justus Philipp Adolf Wilhelm Ludwig, Freiherr von, 1773-1845, genealogy
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Aug 20, 2014 Elter, Anton, 1858-
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Programm - Bonn
Topics: Pilgrims and pilgrimages, genealogy
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Topics: Michel, Dan, genealogy
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Thesis - Bonn
Topics: Catherine, Saint, of Alexandria, genealogy
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Topics: Pater, Walter, 1839-1894, Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900, genealogy
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Aug 11, 2014 Horten, Franz
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Topics: Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731, genealogy
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Aug 11, 2014 Jansen, Karl
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Topics: Cynewulf, genealogy
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Aug 11, 2014 Trapp, Walter
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Topics: Cynewulf, genealogy
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Thesis - Bonn
Topics: Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564, genealogy
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Topics: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Thomas, Lord Cromwell (drama), genealogy
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Jul 31, 2014 Mühleisen, Fr. Wilhelm
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Topics: Barbour, John, genealogy
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Jul 31, 2014 Claassen, Wilhelm
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Jul 31, 2014 Rehbach, Wilhelm
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Topics: Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950, genealogy
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Jul 31, 2014 Germann, Friedrich
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Topics: Shepherd, Luke, genealogy
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Jul 30, 2014 Messing, Ewald Eberhard Johannes
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Topics: Gray, David, genealogy
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Topics: Aelfric, Abbot of Eynsham, genealogy
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Jul 30, 2014 Schüller, Otto
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Topics: Aelfric, Abbot of Eynsham, genealogy
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Topics: Bible, genealogy
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Jul 9, 2014 Stade, Bernhard, 1848-1906
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Über die Lage der evangelischen Kirche Deutschlands. Die messianische Hoffnung im Psalter. Über die Aufgabe der biblischen Theologie des Alten Testamentes. Die Entstehung des Volkes Israel. Das Volk Javan. Der text des Berichtes über SalomosBauten. 1 Kö. 5-7. Anmerkungen zu 2 Kö. 10-14. Anmerkungen zu 2 Kö. 15-21. Beiträge zur Pentateuchkritik. Das Kainszeichen. Der Thurm zu Babel. Die Eiferopferthora
Topics: Bible, genealogy
"Sonderabdruck der Artikel "Bibeltext" und "Bibelübersetzungen" aus der dritten Auflage der Realencyclopädie für protestantische Theologie und Kirche"
Topics: Bible, genealogy
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Topics: Calixtus I, Pope, Tertullian, approximately 160-approximately 230, genealogy