THE CREATIVE COMMUNITY: “Along with the enterprises we create, we take seriously the steward role of our natural environment and the heritage of human achievement. For more than 25 years, in ways both large and small, Vernon Swaback has been part of creating what the Village of Kohler, Wisconsin has become and what it will be. The significance of this book is more than theory. Its insights are based on the author’s enduring commitment to the art of community.”
– Herbert V. Kohler, Jr.
CREATING VALUE: “Everything from historic settlements to healthily blessed cities and university towns are used to illustrate the role of design in providing for lifelong learning through educational, artistic and spiritual endeavors. Vernon Swaback’s observational acuity and precision with language is beautifully aligned with his ability to create designs for living.”
– Scott McVay, President, Chautauqua Institution, New York