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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 Whitelands College  History of College  Malcolm Cole  Whitelands College  1981  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP201
 The Limestone Alps of Savoy  Study in physical geology. Introduction by J. Ruskin  Gersham Collingwood  George Allen  1884  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP202
 Lectures on Literature and Art  Various lectures including J.Ruskin  William McGee  Royal College of Science Dublin  ?1868  Art, Lecture, Literature, Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP203
 Ruskin on Education  Re-stated and reviewed  William Jolly  George Allen  1894  Education, Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP204
 German Popular Stories  Edited by Edgar Taylor Introduction by J.Ruskin    Chatto & Windus  ?1868  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP205
 Ruskin and Thoughts on Democracy    Prof.F.York Powell  George Allen  1905  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP206
 Ruskin as a Religious Teacher    Dean Ferrar  George Allen  1904  Education, Religion, Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP207
 John Ruskin and Rose la Touche  Unpublished Diaries 1861/67  Edited by Van Aiken Burd  Oxford University Press  1979  Diaries, Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP208
 The Brantwood Diary of John Ruskin  Edited by Helen Gill Viljoen  Edited by Helen Gill Viljoen  Yale University Press  1971  Diaries, Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP209
 The Order of Release  Letters of J.R.Effie Gray and John Everett Millais  Edited by Sir William James G.C.B  John Murray  1948  Diaries, Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP210