Faux Real: Genuine Leather and 200 Years of Inspired Fakes

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From Leatherette to Naugahyde, men and women have devoted enormous energy to making fake leather seem real. "Faux Real" explores this borderland of the almost-real, the ersatz, and the fake, illuminating a centuries-old culture war between the authentic and the imitative.

Faux Real: Genuine Leather and 200 Years of Inspired Fakes 2010, University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia

ISBN-13: 9780812221329

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Faux Real: Genuine Leather and 200 Years of Inspired Fakes 2007, Joseph Henry Press, Washington, DC

ISBN-13: 9780309102360

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