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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 Studies in Ruskin  In Honour of Van Akin Burd  Ed.R.E.Rhodes 7 D.Ivan Janik  Ohio University Press  1982  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP231
 Young Mrs. Ruskin in Venice  Her Picture of Society and Life in Letters with J.Ruskin1849/52  Ed.Mary Lutyens  Vanguard Press N.York  1982  Letters, Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP232
 Ruskin and Gender    Ed.Dinah Birch & F.O'Gorman  Palgrave Publishers  2002  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP233
 John Ruskin on the Ambiguities of Abundance  Study in Social and Economic Criticism    Harvard University Press  1972  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP234
 Illustrious Friends  Story of J.Severn and son Arthur  Sheila Birkenhead  Hamish Hamilton  1965  First Edition, Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP235
 Ruskin and Modernism    Ed.G.Cianici & P. Nicholls  Palgrave Publishers  2001  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP236
 Ruskin and the Rhetoric of Infallability    Gary Wihl  Yale University Press  1985  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP237
 Ruskin and the Lakeland Arts Revival    Sarah E. Haslam  Merton  2004  Arts & Crafts, Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP238
 John Ruskin and Aesthetic Thought in America  1840 - 1900  Roger B Stein  Harvard University Press  1967  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP239
 Ruskin and Brantwood    J.Howard Whitehouse  Ruskin Society  1937  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP240