Pleasance Kaufman Crawford is a retired landscape design historian with a Bachelor of Arts in History of Art from Oberlin College and a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Toronto. From 1981 to 2006 she was an independent consultant specializing in research, documentation, and assessment of Canadian cultural landscapes, often as a member of a multidisciplinary team of heritage professionals. Her interest in Canadian landscape and garden history led to numerous publications including an anthology, co-edited with Edwinna von Baeyer, entitled Garden Voices: Two Centuries of Canadian Garden Writing (Toronto: Random House of Canada, 1995; Vintage Canada, 1997).
Pleasance is an honorary member of the the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects and the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects. She also belongs to the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario, Seeds of Diversity Canada, the Toronto Field Naturalists, and the Toronto Shapenote Community.
In addition to a list of her publications, this site provides links to the following unpublished documents that may interest landscape design historians.
Pleasance's "A Nominal Index for Linda M. LeGeyt's Changing the Face of Canada: Profiles of Landscape Architects, Volume One (Ottawa: Canadian Society of Landscape Architects, 1997)"
Her transcription of an article describing Toronto's early burial grounds, entitled "The Cemeteries," The Globe (Toronto), 1868, p. 1, c. 4.
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