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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 A Perpetual Paradise  Ruskin's Northern France April - Sept. 2002    Ruskin Library Lancaster  2002  Art, Exhibition John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP191
 Ruskin in Sheffield  Collection of Guild of St.George    Sheffield Arts Department  1985  Exhibition John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP192
 Ruskin in Sheffield          Exhibition John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP193
 Address delivered on Centenary of death of J.Ruskin    Robert Hewison  Cygnet Press  2000  Exhibition John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP194
 Ruskin in Sheffield    Janet Barnes  Sheffield Museums  2011  Exhibition John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP195
 The Loving Eye and Skilfull Hand    Ian Bruce  Bookcase Carlisle  2000  Arts & Crafts, Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP196
 Charles Darwin and Victorian Visual Culture    Jonathan Smith  Cambridge University Press  2006  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP197
 John Ruskin - The Last Chapter  Study of Praeterita  Donald Measham  Sheffield Arts Department  1989  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP198
 Ruskin Lace and Linen Work    Elizabeth Prichett  B.T.Batsford Ltd. London  1985  Arts & Crafts, Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP199
 Ruskin Bembridge and Brantwood    James Dearden  Ryburn Publishing  1994  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP200