In the same vein as Heartways and Futureways--the first two books in the Ways series -Crimeways is literature as conceptual art: a unique collaboration between the Whitney Museum of American Art, Printed Matter, Inc. , and Arsenal. Crimeways is a faux mystery/crime "novel" in which each chapter is written by a different contributor, all of whom create stories of cops, pis, and fugitives that simultaneously work within and outside the genre.
Crimeways tells the tale of a New York under seige by aesthetic terrorists who scheme to destroy a New York landmark in the name of art. The book's hero, who stumbles onto the plot, attempts to save New York from artistic fascists and bad taste.
Conceived by internationally acclaimed artist Rita McBride, Crimeways is the third book in the Ways Series. Books in the Ways Series--which include contributions by more than fifty different artists, architects, writers, journalists, scientists, curators, and critics--exploit and decipher genre writing with an entertaining and refreshing collective structure.