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: AP281
 Ruskin  Essays  George P.Landow  Oxford university Press  1985  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP282
 The Aesthetic and Critical Theories of John Ruskin    George P.Landow  Princeton University press  1971  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP283
 Time and Tide Ruskin and Science  Studies  Ed.Michael Wheeler  Pilkington Press    Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP284
 New Approaches to Ruskin  13 Essays  Ed.Robert Hewison  Routledge Keegan and Paul  1981  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP285
 Johruskin and the Ethics of Consumption    David M Craig  University of Virginia Press    Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP286
 John Ruskin's Political Economy    Willie Henderson  Routledge London & NY  2006  Political Economy, Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP287
 John Ruskin's Poetic Argument  The Design of the Major Works  Paul l Sawyer  Cornell University press  1985  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP288
 Vindication of Ruskin    J.Howard Whitehouse  George Allen and Unwin  1950  First Edition, Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP289
 The Drawings of John Ruskin    Paul H. Walton  Oxford university Press  1972  Art John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP290