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 and Victorian Architecture    Michael W Brooks  Thames & Hudson  1989  Architecture John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP361
 Ruskin on Architecture  His Thought and Influence  Kristene Ottesan Garrigan  University of Wisconsin  1973  Architecture John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP362
 Ruskin and Architecture    Ed.R.Daniels & G.Brandwood  Spire Books  2003  Architecture John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP363
 Ruskin's Venice    Ed.Arnold Whittick  The Whitney Library of Design  1976  Architecture John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP364
 Looking at Architecture with Ruskin    John Unrau  Thames & Hudson  1978  Architecture John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP365
 Artisans and Architects  Ruskinian Tradition in Architectural Thought  Marc Swenerton  Macmillan Press  1989  Architecture John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP366
 The Lamp of Memory  Ruskin Tradition and Architecture  Ed.M.Wheeler & N.Whiteley  Manchester University Press  1992  Architecture John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP367
 The People's Ruskin  G.Allen editions of reprinted works by J.Ruskin  Paul Dawson  Oxenbridge Press  1999  Collections & Selections John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP368
 Selections from the writings of John Ruskin    Horace G Groser  Andrew Melrose  1907  Collections & Selections John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP369
 The Lamp of Beauty  Writings on Art by J.Ruskin  Ed.by Joan Evans  Phaidon Press  1995  Collections & Selections John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP370