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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 Notes on pictures by Turner Vol. 1    John Ruskin  George Allen  1902  Art Criticism, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP051
 Bibliotheca Pastorum  Vol. 2 Edited by John Ruskin    George Allen  1877  Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP052
 Bibliotheca Pastorum  Vol. 4 Collated by John Ruskin    George Allen  1885  Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP053
 The Crown of Wild Olive  Lectures on Industry and War  John Ruskin  George Allen  1915  Lecture, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP054
 The Crown of Wild Olive  Lectures on Work Traffic and War  John Ruskin  Smith Elder & Co.  1866  Lecture, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP055
 Prosperina  Studies of Wayside Flowers Vol. 1  John Ruskin  George Allen  1882  Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP056
 Time and Tide  25 letters to a working man of Sunderland  John Ruskin  George Allen  1872  Letters, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP057
 A Joy Forever  2 Lectures on Political Economy of Art  John Ruskin  George Allen  1880  Art, Lecture, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP058
 The Crown of Wild Olive  Lectures on Industry and War  John Ruskin  George Allen  1882  Lecture, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP059
 The Two Paths  Lectures on Art Decoration and Manufacture  John Ruskin  George Allen  1878  Art, Lecture, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP060