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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 Ruskin and the Rhetoric of Infallibility    Gary Wihl  Yale University Press USA  1985  Art John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP471
 Ruskin and his Circle    Arts Council Gallery  Arts Council Catalogue  1964  Art John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP472
 The Works of John Ruskin  Catalogue Notes and Instructions    George Allen London  1906  Art John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP473
 Ruskin    Quentin Bell  Oliver and Boyd Ltd. Edinburgh  1963  Biography John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP474
 Studies in Ruskin    Edward T. Cook  George Allen London  1891  Literature John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP475
 Ruskin Today    Kenneth Clark  Penguin Books  1964  Literature John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP476
 The Last Chapter    Donald Measham  Sheffield City Arts Department  1989  Literature John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP477
 John Ruskin    Peter Quenell  Collins London  1949  Biography John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP478
 John Ruskin    Joan Evans  Jonathan Cape London  1954  Biography John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP479
 The Life of John Ruskin    W.G. Collingwood  Methuen & Co. London  1900  Biography John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP480