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Bling of the Past

Posted June 29, 2005
A recent afternoon spent at various museums around town turned up an unexpectedly hilarious find: The Life And Death of “Bling Bling” by Matthew Vescovo, Master of the Obvious. This book, which is based on an animated spot you may have seen on MTV, has a subtitle that summarizes it better than I ever could: “A story of innovation, proliferation, regurgitation, commercialization and bastardization.” Trust me, it’s a laugh-out-loud funny story about how the term came to be, got abused and now must die. $19.95 at or at the Cooper-Hewitt bookstore, where I bought two.

$19.95 at; Cooper-Hewitt Bookstore, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Fifth Ave. at 91st St., 212-849-8355.

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