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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 The Life of John Ruskin  Vol.1 1819 -1860  E T Cook  George Allen & Co.    Biography John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP321
 Life of John Ruskin  Vol.2 1860 - 1900  E T Cook  George Allen & Co.    Biography John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP322
 A Sketch of John Ruskin  With Drawing from Life by Ethel Webling  Peggy Webling  Baines and Sarbrook  no date  Biography John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP323
 Ruskin    Wingate  Walter Scott Publishing  1910  Biography John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP324
 John Ruskin  An Illustrated Life 1819-1900  James S Dearden  Brantwood Trust  1981  Biography John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP325
 John Ruskin  An Illustrated Life 1819-1900  James S Dearden  Shire Book  1981  Biography John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP326
 The Desire of My Eyes  A Life of Ruskin  Wolfgang Kemp  Harper Collins  1991  Biography John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP327
 John Ruskin No Wealth but Life    John Batchelor  Chatto & windus  2000  Biography John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP328
 John Ruskin The Early Years 1819-1859    Tim Hilton  Yale University  1985  Biography John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP329
 John Ruskin The Later Years    Tim Hilton  Yale University  2000  Biography John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP330