Front Cover, image source: Self Publish, Be Happy
"An institution is a hothouse and the university, which should be a cool place, is no exception. It is both threatened and sustained by passions and moods, intrigues and power games. Can photography be factual and capture a frame of mind? Can there be redemption from sin in writing?
The Academic Year is the first in a series of books at the intersection of photography and literature. Born out of the experience of the ongoing SPBH Pamphlet series, it is with great excitement that we launch this new series with the latest project of a long ongoing collaboration between artist Rut Blees Luxemburg and philosopher Alexander García Düttmann.
Drawing from our practice as artbook makers, the book is UV offset printed allowing the traditional paper pages of a Penguin-style paperback novel the quality of an artists book."
(Self Publish, Be Happy)