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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 Printing at Coniston    James S Dearden  Bembridge  1958  Exhibition John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP431
 Fourpence for the Beggar Man  Glimpses of J.Ruskin - school log books at Coniston school  John Dawson    1994  Exhibition John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP432
 John Ruskin in Coniston    John Dawson  Hawthorn Press  1988  Exhibition John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP433
 The Ruskin Cross at Coniston    W.G Collingwood  A M J Salts  2000  Exhibition John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP434
 John Ruskin in Coniston    John Dawson  Ruskin museum  2001   John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP435
 Ruskin on Venice    Robert Hewison  Yale University  2009  Commentary John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP436
 Ruskin's Venice    Robert Hewison  Pilkington Press  2000  Commentary John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP437
 Studies in Ruskin    Edward T Cook  George Allen  1890  Commentary John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP438
 The Work of John Ruskin  Its Influence on Modern Thought  Charles Waldstein  Methuen  1894  Commentary John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP439
 John Ruskin 1900 1974    Kirk H Beetz  Scarecrow Press  1976  Bibliography John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP440