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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 John Ruskin The Passionate Moralist    Joan Abse  Quartet Books  1980  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP271
 Ruskin's Scottish Heritage    Helen Gill Viljoen  University of Illinois Press  1956  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP272
 Ruskin and the English Lakes    Rev.H.D.Rawnsley  James MacLehose  1901  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP273
 Tennyson Ruskin and Browning    Amie Thackery Ritchie  Macmillan & Co.  1892  First Edition, Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP274
 Venice    Augustus J.C.Hare  Smith Elder & Co.  1888  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP275
 Florence    Augustus J.C.Hare  George Allen  1890  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP276
 Ruskin the Prophet and other Centenary Studies  Ed J.Howard Whitehouse  J.Masefield D.Inge C.Masterman  George Allen & Unwin  1920  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP277
 Ruskin's Myths    Dinah Birch  Clarendon Press Oxford  1988  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP278
 Late Ruskin New Contexts    Francis O'Gorman  Ashgate  2001  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP279
 Ruskin's Maze  Mastery and Madness in his Art  Jay Fellows  Princeton University press  1981  Art, Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP280