AVA is a Swiss-based publishing house but which has been distributing its books throughout the world in recent years. I first encountered some of its earlier 'Basics Photography' series which is seven books in strength. Of those, I had volumes 1, 2 and 7 but borrowed volume 6 from a friend. I had never seen volumes 3, 4 or 5, at least two of which apparently concern Black and White photography. Together, and judging only by those I had seen, it makes a very comprehensive course on photography. Most books appear to be individually and differently authored.
The 'Basic Creative Photography' series follows the same broad concept and uses a similar layout as the earlier series. The layout design may be a little strange to European (or American) eyes but it works. In a physical sense, you could equate the design to that of the small pamphlets sometimes included with certain magazines, although the content is of a much higher quality, as is the entire package. There is also a companion mini-series on Design (2 volumes) which I haven't yet seen on sale anywhere.
As the series is developing, and AVA do not appear to offer any advance data on forthcoming releases, it is difficult to know just how many volumes there will be or what subjects will be covered. At present, there are apparently three titles, this, 'Context and Narrative' and 'Behind the Image', but I have only seen this.
If you wish to consider the original series as Year One of a photography course, then this series will be Year Two and it it deals with the conceptual aspects of photography rather than the more basic and sometimes mechanical necessities of exposure, focusing etc. Whether there will be a third and follow-up series and what it might cover is probably anyone's guess. As a relative newcomer to the realm of photography book publishing, AVA's contribution is different and welcome.