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.


Search the John Ruskin Library Bewdley Database

Additionally the works have been categorised based on a number of descriptions as below. Click any of the boxes below to further filter your search:

Clear search criteria

Showing 311 to 320 of 483 results

 The Elements of Drawing and Perspective    John Ruskin  J. M Dent & Sons  1932  Art, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP311
 The Art Teaching of J.Ruskin    W.G.Collingwood  Percival & Co.  1891  Art John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP312
 John Ruskin A Life in Pictures    James S Dearden  Sheffield Academic Press  1999  Art, Biography John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP313
 The Worlds of John Ruskin    Kevin Jackson  Pallas Athene  2010  Biography John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP314
 Facets of John Ruskin    James S Dearden  Charles Skilton  1970  Biography John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP315
 Life and Work of John Ruskin  Vols 1 & 2 (Two Volumes)  W G Collingwood  Methuen  1893  Biography John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP316
 Ruskin The Great Victorian    Derrick Leon  Routledge Keegan and Paul  1949  Biography John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP317
 The Darkening Glass  Portrait of Ruskin's Genius  John D. Rosenberg  Colombia University Press  1962  Biography John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP318
 The Wider Sea  Life of John Ruskin  John Dixon  J M Dent & sons ltd.  1982  Biography John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP319
 The Imperfect Round  Life of John Ruskin  Helen Gill Viljoen  Cary Graphic Art Press  2005  Biography John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP320