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July 26, 2008

Bozeman Slick

Donald Pittenger writes:

Dear Blowhards --

Time was, the fancy "slick" (for the quality of the paper) magazines were based in big cities such as New York and Philadelphia.

These days, they are able to originate almost anyplace, as this Bozeman, Montana based publication indicates.

Whether or not Western Art & Architecture will last is hard to tell, given the present economy and trends in some print media sectors,. At least that other trend of decentralization of culture continues.



posted by Donald at July 26, 2008


Must be a lot of Angelenos fleeing to Bozeman.

Posted by: ricpic on July 26, 2008 3:57 PM

You're absolutely right, ricpic. More than is entirely comfortable. One of the immigrant Angelenos is the present editor of the Big Sky Journal, and she seems to have her staff with her, rather crowding the native Montanans who used to think of this as a market for their own "native" work.

I'm on the comp list for this magazine for unknown reasons (except that I sometimes write reviews of the cowboy art mags), and I have to say it's really quite beautiful. It's a "picture book" more than a content book and the subject is architecture as much as it is scenery. There's a certain genre of log and boulder with a corten steel roof and great stretches of plate glass that must be quite unheatable, but they seem to be uninhabited except for short stretches in ski season and maybe again in the summer. We're all quite fascinated to see what will happen next.

Prairie Mary

Posted by: Mary Scriver on July 26, 2008 5:52 PM

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