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 Venice    Jeanne Clegg  Junction Books  1981  Architecture, Art, Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP261
 Nature's Covenant  Figures of landscape in Ruskin  Stephen Finley  Pennsylvania University press  1992  Art, Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP262
 The Failing Distance  The Autobiographical Impulse in J.Ruskin  Jay Fellows  John Hopkins University Press  1975  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP263
 Ruskin and Viollet-le-Duc  Walter Menarth memorial Lecture  N.Pevsner  Thames and Hudson  1969  Lecture, Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP264
 The Arts and Crafts Movement    E.Cumming & W.Kaplan  Thames and Hudson  1995  Arts & Crafts, Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP265
 John Ruskin's Labour  Study of Ruskin's Social Theory  P.D.Anthony  Cambridge University Press  1983  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP266
 The Professor  Arthur Severn's Memoir of J.Ruskin  Ed.J.S.Dearden  George Allen & Unwin  1967  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP267
 John Ruskin -Social Reformer    J.A.Hobson  James Nesbitt  1899  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP268
 Ruskin and the 20th.Century  The Modernity of Ruskinism  Ed.Toni Cerutti  Edizioni Mercurio  2000  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP269
 The Practical Ruskin  Economics and Audience in the late work  Linda M Austin  John Hopkins University Press  1991  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP270