An original and engaging collection of essays about the role of clothes in New Zealand history. Includes essay on castaways of Auckland Islands, Well illustrated.
Auckland University Press, 2007. Softback. 279 pages. SECONDHAND
Describes seven decades of fashion history and explores the social shifts that empowered change in fashion. New Zealand design history at its best and very well illustrated.
Godwit Random House, Auckland, 2010. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 422 pages. SECONDHAND
Designs from the New Zealand Wearable Art Awards since 1987. 18 individual designs shown described and photographed.
Craig Potton Publishing, Nelson, 1996. Softback. 120 pages. SECONDHAND
A social history of the piano in New Zealand from the arrival of the first in 1827 to the 1930s when the increasing popularity of the phonograph and radio saw the start of the decline of the piano at home.
Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2011. Softback. 275 pages. SECONDHAND
The author vividly describes the effervescent goldfields and the equally effervescent and irrepressable goldfields entertainer and songwriter Thatcher.
Collins NZ Ltd., Auckland, 1977. Hardback with dust jacket. 194 pages. SECONDHAND
A complete, and well illustrated, history of the best known name in New Zealand's social and business history. A retailer, manufacturer of instruments and publisher of sheet music, Begg's was established in Dunedin in 1861.
Ngaio Press, Wellington, 2012. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 240 pages. NEW
A look into the life and work of New Zealand's foremost composer and his relationship with the fine arts through his work and friendships. THIS BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.
Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 2006. Hardback with dust jacket. 468 pages. SECONDHAND
Dunedin's Musicians and Musical Societies from the Founding of the Province in 1848. Includes touring musicians, Church music, Dunedin trained musicians abroad.
Charles Begg and Co. Ltd., Dunedin, 1945. Hardback with dust jacket. 105 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of professional opera in New Zealand. From early performances in Dunedin in 1862, to the modern international success of Malvina Major and Kiri Te Kanawa.
Reed Books, Auckland, 1996. Hardback with dust jacket. 288 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of one hundred years of Brass Band contests in New Zealand, 1880-1980. From the origins to the national champions including the Oamaru, Kaikorai and Woolston Brass Bands. Appendices with statistics. Limited to 3,000 copies.
Powerbrass Music Co. Ltd., Takapuna, 1980. Softback. 132 pages. SECONDHAND
The interesting history of the New Zealand recording industry from the earliest cylinder days to the end of the disc era. Includes illustrations of all known NZ labels.
David Bateman, Auckland, 2002. Softback. 175 pages. NEW
A record of an exciting time in the development of New Zealand music in Auckland, this collection brings together the finest performers in the city at that time. Illustrated.
Tandem Press, Auckland, 1995. Softback. 192 pages. SECONDHAND
Complete and illustrated history of the iconic and glamorous New Zealand Maori showband. Includes a CD.
Huia Publishers, Auckland, 2005. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 242 pages. SECONDHAND
A veteran new Zealand film maker, John O'Shea joined Pacific Films in 1950. He gives his views on the state of New Zealand society as mirrored in its film production, and film making in general.
Victoria University Press, Wellington, 1999. Softback. 206 pages. SECONDHAND
This finely illustrated book is a complete history of the development of dance in New Zealand during the twentieth century. As such it is the only complete history to date.
Random House NZ, Auckland, 2008. Hardback with dust jacket. 293 pages. SECONDHAND
Dance and Dancers in Early Twentieth Century Auckland. This history of dance includes many reproductions from magazines and newspapers, and includes vaudeville, pantomimes. Dance schools and teachers etc.
Polygraphia Ltd., Auckland, 2005. Softback. 355 pages. SECONDHAND
A complete illustrated history of Scottish dancing in New Zealand and of the clubs and associations that formed to support it. Much of interest to genealogists.
Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, Dunedin, 1995. Hardback with dust jacket. 202 pages. SECONDHAND
The origins and history of the Music Federation of New Zealand, a chamber music society, 1950-1982.
The Music Federation of New Zealand Inc., Wellington, 1985. Hardback with dust jacket. 192 pages. SECONDHAND
The first 40 years of Wellington's Downstage Theatre, New Zealand's longest-running professional theatre.
Victoria University Press, Wellington, 2004. Softback. 512 pages. SECONDHAND
Another collection of stunning images from various World of Wearable Art shows. Studio photographs including close up details of the costume art pieces. THIS LARGE BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.
Craig Potton Publishing, 2013. Hardback with dust jacket. 275 pages. SECONDHAND
Emily Soldene was born in 1840 and was most popular in concert on the stage in the late 19th century. Ganzl has made a stupendous study of her life, music and business acumen in this 2 volume work, which is a numbered edition limited to 100 copies. This copy is signed by Ganzl. THIS LARGE BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations. Steele Roberts, Wellington, 2007. Hardbacks with dust jackets. 768 +784 pages. NEW