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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 Popular Handbook to the National Gallery   Preface by John Ruskin  E.T.Cook  Macmillan & Co.  1888  Art John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP301
 Ruskin on Pictures  Vol 1 Turner at the National Gallery  John Ruskin  George Allen  1902  Art, Art Criticism, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP302
 Laws of Fesole  Elementary Principles and practice of drawing and painting  John Ruskin  Allworth Press N.York  1996  Art John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP303
 Lectures on Art  Introduction by Bill Beckley  John Ruskin  Allworth Press N.York  1996  Art, Lecture, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP304
 The Principles of Art  As Illustrated in the Ruskin Museum Sheffield  William White    1895  Art John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP305
 Giotto and his Works in Padua    John Ruskin  George Allen  1900  Art, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP306
 Giotto and his Works in Padua    John Ruskin  Arundel Society  1854  Art, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP307
 Elements of Perspective    John Ruskin  Smith Elder & Co.  1859  Art, First Edition, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP308
 The Lamp of Beauty  Writings on Art Ed.Joan Evans  John Ruskin  Phaidon Oxford  1980  Art, Art Criticism John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP309
 Ruskins Drawings in the Ashmolean Museum    Nicholas Perry  Ashmolean Museum  1988  Art John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP310