Re: [Authentic_SCA] Re: Newest projects?
- On Jan 30, 2006, at 7:15 AM, Cathy wrote:
> Heather Rose Jones <heather.jones@e...> wrote:At the very least it'll end up as an addition to my class repertoire
>> I have somewhere around 20 different garments, described in about 25
> different publications. So it's not exactly easy to summarize the
> material. (That's what the study project is for!)
> Sounds like you have your work cut out for you. Will you be
> publishing your finished work?
> I see a book tour in your future...
and likely a web site article. I don't know whether I'll aim higher
-- the Main Event is the garments database itself, and the focused
projects like this are just an excuse to sort out particular subsets
of the data. I like putting together focused studies when there are
enough of a particular type of garment to create a reasonably
balanced overall picture. An awful lot of the surviving garments are
relatively isolated examples which makes it harder to know how to
extrapolate them. Since most of the publications are severely
lacking in detail in terms of dimensions and construction, a really
serious book-length work would require first-hand study, which isn't
something I'm likely to be able to fit in. Too many other projects!
Heather Rose Jones