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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 Selected Writings of John Ruskin    Ed.by Peter Quenell  Falcon Press  1952  Collections & Selections John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP371
 The Pocket Ruskin    Ed.by Rose gardner  George Routledge    Collections & Selections John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP372
 Unto this Last and other Writings by J.Ruskin    Ed.by Clive Wilmer  Penguin Books  1985  Collections & Selections John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP373
 Selections from the writings of John Ruskin    John Ruskin  Smith Elder & Co.  1866  Collections & Selections, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP374
 Selections from the writings of John Ruskin  First Series 1843-1860  John Ruskin  George Allen  1894  Collections & Selections, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP375
 Selections from the writings of John Ruskin  Second Series 1860-1888  John Ruskin  George Allen  1894  Collections & Selections, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP376
 The Genius of John Ruskin  Selections from his Writings  Ed.J.D Rosenberg  Routledge &Keegan Paul  1979  Collections & Selections John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP377
 Selections from the writings of John Ruskin    William Sinclair  Nimmo Hay and Mitchell  1907  Collections & Selections John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP378
 Ruskin and the Religion of Beauty  Translated from the French by R De La Sizeranne  Countess of Galloway  George Allen  1899  Collections & Selections John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP379
 Ruskin Works Library Collection  Vol. 2 Poems    Cook & Wedderburn  1905  Collections & Selections, Poetry, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP380