January 26, 1986 |
Few furniture makers can make you a wooden bed or table that looks as though it was carved in Renaissance Spain. Tomas Braverman can. Even museum curators might need to blink twice before realizing that his work is 20th Century. The swashbuckling furls, curlicues and pinnacles of his carving have a strong appeal to show-business folk. Braverman designed and carved the late Rock Hudson's bed. "He had a very generous attitude to an artist's creativity," Braverman says. "He gave me a lot of leeway.
December 1, 1996 |
Spend 13 days in the merry England of olde on a walking tour April 7 to 19. The walks take guests through 1,000-year-old villages, next to Roman walls, along the seacoast and through the literature region of the Lake District. Participants explore the north of England from the Blue John Caverns of Castleton to the ancient fishing port of Whitby and on to a bird-watching area.
June 21, 1985 |
W ho is this guy? In 52 fights spanning the last 13 years, no opponent's hand has ever been raised above him in victory. Forty-eight of his foes had to be scraped up off the canvas. Larry Holmes? Marvelous Marvin Hagler? Neither. It's David Michael Rivisto, the World Kick Boxing Assn. heavyweight champion, born among the martial arts of Japan and apprentice to one of the world's greatest heavyweight boxers.
January 9, 1986 |
For 15 years, until he returned to the United States in 1984, Steven Seagal lived in Japan, spoke the language, studied the martial arts and became a master of aikido. Not only did he have a rare inside look at the Japanese martial arts establishment, but he penetrated it as few outsiders had ever done. He was a disciple of aikido's head master, he said, and also became a Shinto priest and the first Westerner to own and operate his own dojo (school) in Japan.
October 11, 1996 |
How do you write a history of the world's art when national borders are crumbling, fledgling experts are challenging conventional wisdom, long-ignored women's and ethnic groups are demanding a place in the picture and almost no one can define art to anyone else's satisfaction? The answer: not easily. "It almost killed us," said Ian Jacobs, publisher of the new Dictionary of Art, a 34-volume tome promoted as the most comprehensive art historical reference ever.