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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 Facets of Ruskin    James S Dearden  Bembridge  2009  Bibliography John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP441
 The Bibliography of Ruskin  1834 - 1879    Pickering & co  ?1879  Bibliography John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP442
 Complete Bibliography  Edited by T J Wise and J P Smart Vol. 1 and Vol. 2    Dawsons London  1974  Bibliography John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP443
 Venice  Fragile City  Margaret Plant  Yale University Press  2002  Architecture, Art John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP444
 Ruskin and his Circle    Ada Earland  Hutchinson  1910  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP445
 John Ruskin    Marcel Proust  Editions Complexe  1987  Biography John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP446
 Ruskin Today  Ruskin in 21st.Century  Ed. Robert Hewison  Ruskin Foundation  2006  Biography John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP447
 St.Mark's Restoration    John Ruskin  George Allen  1877  Architecture, Art John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP448
 Giotto  His works in Padua  John Ruskin  Arundel Society  1854  Art John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP449
 Modern Painters Vols. 1 – 5 plus Vol.6 Index.    John Ruskin  George Allen London  1906  Art John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP450