This morning I took my class to see an amazing exhibition, William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain, on view at the Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture until February. It is the first major exhibition to examine the life and career of the most influential designer in eighteenth-century Britain and America. It was curated by Susan Weber with artifacts on loan from various museums and private collections in England and the US. William Kent was, in fact a Renaissance man who revolutionized garden landscape and pioneered a genuine English design. Central Park is just one example of landscape design modeled after Kent's concepts.