Twentieth-Century Building Materials: History and Conservation, edited by QEA's Tom Jester, received a stellar review in The Architect's Newspaper. In Fading Within Memory, Pamela Jerome reviews this book about preserving modernist building materials. The second iteration of this valuable tome is quickly becoming a necessary reference for the profession as we look at preserving the mid-century modern buildings all around us.

Clearly, as mid-century Modernist buildings age, there is a need to better understand the significance of the 20th century in terms of its impact on our built heritage, but also as regards the conservation of its construction materials.

Pamela Jerome - Fading Within Memory The Architect's Newspaper

Twentieth Century Building Materials: History and Conservation - Tomas C. Jester editor, is issued through through the J. Paul Getty Trust and available for $55.

Twentieth-Century Building Materials: History and Conservation continues to be extremely useful for architectural historians and researchers, technical professionals involved with the care of the 20th-century built environment, as well as owners and managers of such buildings. It is well written and organized in such a way that it is easy to find information on specific materials.

Pamela Jerome - Fading Within Memory The Architect's Newspaper