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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 Ruskin Recalled    O.E.Madden  Ivy Books  1997  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP221
 Homes and Haunts of John Ruskin    E.T.Cook  George Allen 1912    Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP222
 The Arts and Crafts Movement in the Lake District  A Social History  Jennie Brunton  University of Lancaster  2001  Arts & Crafts, Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP223
 Ruskin in Venice  Bilingual Italian & English  Robert Hewison  British Centre in Venice  1983  Architecture, Art, Language: Italian, Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP224
 Friendships Offering of Sentiment and Mirth  Containing 2 Poems by Ruskin    Smith Elder & Co.  1884  Poetry, Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP225
 Ruskin's Artists  Studies in Victorian Visual Economy  Ed.Robert Hewison  Ashgate Publishing  2000  Art, Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP226
 Ruskin Today    Kenneth Clark  John Murray  1964  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP227
 Ruskin the Painter  Works at Bembridge  J.Howard Whitehouse  Oxford University Press  1938  Art, First Edition, Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP228
 John Ruskin  Further Study of his Life and Work  R.H.Wilenski  Faber and Faber  1933  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP229
 Ruskin in Perspective  Contemporary Essays  Ed.C.Cassaligi & P.March Russell  Cambridge Scholars Publishing  2007  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP230