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.


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 St. Mark's Restoration  First Supplement Part I and 2  John Ruskin  George Allen  1877  Architecture, Political Economy, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP011
 Resume of Italian Art and Architecture  Edited by Paul Tucker    Scuola Normale Superiore Pisa  2003  Architecture, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP012
 Oxford Museum    John Ruskin and Henry Acland  Smith Elder & Co.  1859  Architecture, First Edition, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP013
 The Seven Lamps of Architecture    John Ruskin  George Allen  1911  Architecture, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP014
 The Stones of Venice  Edited and abridged by J.G.Links  John Ruskin  Collins  1911  Architecture, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP015
 The Stones of Venice  Edited by Ernest Rhys 3 Vols.  John Ruskin  Dent & Co. Everyman Edition  1907  Architecture, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP016
 The Stones of Venice  2 Vols. Travellers Edition  John Ruskin  George Allen  1900  Architecture, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP017
 The Stones of Venice  3 Vols.  John Ruskin  George Allen  1898  Language: Japanese, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP018
 Ruskin's Letters in Mikimoto Collection    John Ruskin  Library of Tokyo  1994  Letters, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP019
 Letters fromRuskin to Louisa Marchioness of Waterford  Edited by Anna Blunden &Ellen Heaton  John Ruskin  Michael Joseph  1972  Letters, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP020