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Faux real : genuine leather and 200 years of inspired fakes

Author: Robert Kanigel
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Joseph Henry Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What makes genuine leather genuine? What makes real things real? Over the centuries, men and women have devoted enormous energy to making fake things seem real. This book explores this borderland of  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Kanigel
ISBN: 0309102367 9780309102360
OCLC Number: 74029345
Description: vii, 288 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Imitating the Inimitable --
Material World --
"Let the Good Work Go On" --
Leather Alive --
Bizarre Effects --
One Nature --
Nothing Like Leather --
"All Shortcomings Have Been Eliminated" --
Top Grain --
Inspired Fakes --
What Nature Had in Mind --
Crocodile Dreams --
Vera Pelle.
Other Titles: FauxReal
Responsibility: Robert Kanigel.
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