In 1933, Elisabeth Kelemen visited the Mayan ruins of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula with her husband, Pál, and both were soon captivated by the then-little-known art of the Maya. Together, they traveled to remote ruins and sites from New Mexico to the jungles of Central America, Elisabeth Kelemen documented their travels in journals and photographs for the next thirty years. Elisabeth, a Julliard music student who gave up her budding opera career to become Pál’s fellow explorer and photographer, was never recognized for her contribution to the Kelemen oeuvre—this book shows her flair for capturing the fast-disappearing world around her, both in heartfelt, affecting prose and in documentary-style photographs.
Incidents of Discovery The Kelemen Journals, 1932-1964 by Pal and Elisabeth Kelemen. Edited by Judith Hancock Sandoval. Foreword written by Dr. Mary Miller of Yale University. Pal Kelemen, a Hungarian …$ 19.95 Add to cart