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 and Bewdley    P.Wardle and C.Quayle  Guild of St.George  2007  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP241
 The Ruskins and the Grays    Mary Lutyens  John Murray  1972  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP242
 Ruskin and Italy    Alexander Bradley  U.M.I.Research Press London  1987  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP243
 Ruskin and Bradford    Malcolm Hardman  Manchester University Press  1986  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP244
 Dreams of an English Eden  Ruskin and his Tradition of Social Criticism  Jeffrey L Spear  Colombia University N.York  1984  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP245
 George Allen of Sunnyside    Paul Dawson  Ruskin Library Lancaster  2007  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP246
 Ruskin in Oxford and Other Studies    G W Kitchin  John Murray  1904  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP247
 Shakespeare's Cliff  Ch.14 Praeterita continued  Bernard Richards      Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP248
 To the Memory of John Ruskin    Ed.J.Howard Whitehouse  Cambridge University Press  1934  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP249
 Ruskin Rnnaissance    J.Howard Whitehouse  Oxford University Press  1946  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP250