Sears Catalog House Craftsman Architectural Plans 1908
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Sears Catalog House Craftsman Architectural Plans 1908:
This listing is for the sale of a CD ROM publication of the Sears Catalog Kit House Plans.
Sears Catalog Homes 1908 to 1927
Originally published in the early 1900's
What do Sears, Social Revolution, Our American Dream, and mail order homes have to do with each other? First, before we look at mail order homes from Sears, we need to look back at the founders of Sears and their history and goals, their dreams. The founders were watch engineers and technicians, technocrats who were, despite their desire to unite to make better products for profit, essentially believers that better technology would change the nature of society, of human nature, and make the evolution of each successive generation faster, more visionary, and more spiritually sophisticated. After all, if you increasingly free men-women-humanity from the drudgery of day to day life with better housing, better technology, more aesthetic and educated circumstances, how can they not help but evolve to a more beautiful and loving society and future?
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