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's God    Michael Wheeler  Cambridge University Press  1999  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP251
 Roadside Songs of Tuscany  Translated and Illustrated by F.Alexander  Ed.John Ruskin  John Wiley & Son New York  1887  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP252
 Ruskin's Venice    Ed.Arnold Whittick  George Godwin  1976  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP253
 John Ruskin and the Argument of the Eye    Robert Hewison  Thames and Hudson  1976  Art, Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP254
 On Reading Ruskin  Translated and edited by J.Autret W.Burford P.J.Wolfe  Marcel Proust  Yale University Press    Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP255
 The Ruskin Polygon  Essays on the Imagination of J.Ruskin  Ed.J.D.Hunt  Faith M. Holland  1982  First Edition, Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP256
 Ruskin's Guild of St.George    Edith Hope Scott  Methuen &Co.  1931  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP257
 Ruskin and the Art of the Beholder    E.K.Helsinger  Harvard University Press  1982  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP258
 The Rescue of Romanticism J.Ruskin and Walter Pater    kenneth Daley  Ohio University Press  2001  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP259
 Ruskin the Critical Heritage  Critical Receptions  Ed.J.L.Bradley  Routledge and Keegan Paul  1984  Art, Art Criticism, Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP260