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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 The Field under the Wood  J.Ruskin at Brantwood (Ch.15 of Praeterita continued)  Bernard Richards  Oxford  2008  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP211
 Ruskin and the Dawn of the Modern  Edited by Dinah Birch  Ed. Dinah Birch  Clarendon Press  1999  First Edition, Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP212
 The Ruskins in Normandy  Tour in 1848  J.G.Links  John Murray  1968  First Edition, Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP213
 Inaugural Address to Cambridge School of Art 1858    John Ruskin  Anglian Ruskin University  2006  Art, Ruskinania, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP214
 The Aesthetic Adventure    William Gaunt  Jonathan Cape  1945  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP215
 Literary Associations of the English Lakes  Vol 2  Rev. D. Rawnsley  James Maclehose Glascow  1906  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP216
 A Visit to Brantwood    Fanny Talbot  Bembridge Press  1980  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP217
 John Ruskin et les Cathedrales de la Terre    Andre Helard  Editions Guerin Chamonix  2005  Language: French, Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP218
 There is No Wealth but Life  Ruskin in 21st.Century  Ed.Robert Hewison  Ruskin Today  2006  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP219
 Ruskin and his Circle    Ada Earland  Hutchinson & Co.  1910  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP220