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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 William Morris By Himself  Designs and Writings  Ed.Gillian Naylor  MacDonald & Co.  1988  Art, Extra Large, Pre Raphaelite John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP351
 William Morris Critical Heritage The    Ed.Peter Faulkner  Routledge &Keegan Paul  1984  Art, Pre Raphaelite John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP352
 William Morris  The life Vo.1 & Vol 2 (Two Books)  J.W Mackail  Longmans Green & Co.  1899  Art, Pre Raphaelite John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP353
 The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood    Ford Maddox Hueffer  Duckworth & Co.  1920  Art, Pre Raphaelite John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP354
 Charles Fairfax Murray  Unknown Pre-Raphaelite  David B.Elliott  The Book Guild  2000  Art, Pre Raphaelite John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP355
 Lady Trevelyan & The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood    John Batchelor  Chatto & Windus  2006  Art, Pre Raphaelite John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP356
 Ruskin and St.Mark's    John Unrau  Thames & Hudson  1984  Architecture, Art John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP357
 St.Ninian Compe  Church Architecture  A.Symondonson S.Bucknall  Spire Books  2006  Architecture John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP358
 Pugin  Details of ancient timber houses    Ackerman & Co.  1836  Architecture, Extra Large John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP359
 Architects and the Building World  From Chambers to Ruskin  Brian hanson  Cambridge University Press  2003  Architecture John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP360