The John Ruskin Library, Bewdley

The Ruskin collection of books and related documents is housed in the Bewdley Museum, allowing public access, and ensuring the safety of these historic items. To borrow a book, please apply to the Bewdley Museum who will be able to arrange the loan.

Anthony Page

1928 - 2011

This collection of Ruskin's work was originally put together by Anthony Page over a period of years, and he very generously left it in the care of the Guild.

Anthony studied architecture at the Northern Polytechnic in Highgate. As an architect he worked at Sir Basil Spence, Bonnington & Collins where he was involved, among other works, with designing the British Embassy in Rome, and the new Town Hall for the London Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.

On leaving Bonningtons in the mid 1980s he worked for Bickerdike Allen & Partners for 7 – 8 years, giving expert architectural advice on problematic issues relating to a variety of buildings, including the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

Anthony’s interest in John Ruskin came from his lifelong love of Italy, his interest in art and design and his background in architecture. He loved to visit places associated with Ruskin and read Ruskin’s books widely, as well as amassing a large collection of his work including many first editions.

When he retired he wished to extend his interest in Ruskin into the practical field. He became a Companion of the Guild in 1994 and was elected a Director. Through his architectural interests he became the Director responsible for their properties at Westmill in Hertfordshire. He retired from this role around the age of eighty.

He also joined the Ruskin Society of which he became an active member. He helped with the arrangements for lecturers, and became a Vice-President of the Society.


Search the John Ruskin Library Bewdley Database

Additionally the works have been categorised based on a number of descriptions as below. Click any of the boxes below to further filter your search:

Clear search criteria

Showing 161 to 170 of 483 results

 Modern Painters  Index Bibliography and Notes        Art, Art Criticism, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP161
 Modern Painters  Vol. 2 Re-arranged in two Vols. Revised by Author  John Ruskin  George Allen  1891  Art, Art Criticism, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP162
 Visions of Venice      Watercolour Soc.  1990  Art, Exhibition John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP163
 Stones of Venice  Venice in Photographs    Scottish Photographic Gallery  1992  Art, Exhibition John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP164
 Ruskin on Rocks Art Mountains and Minerology  Norwich Castle Museum 2006 Sheffield 2007        Art, Exhibition John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP165
 The New Path  Ruskin and American Pre-Raphaelites Brooklyn Museum    Schocken Books inc.  1985  Art, Exhibition John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP166
 Ruskin and Gandhi  Makers of the 20th.Century    Brantwood  1995  Exhibition John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP167
 Burne Jones  The Pre-Raphaelites and their Century  Hilary Morgan Vol.1  Peter Nahum London    Art, Exhibition John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP168
 John Ruskin  Arts Council Exhibition      1983  Art, Exhibition John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP169
 Ruskin and the Light of Nature  Abbot Hall Art Gallery      2000  Art, Exhibition John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP170