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Extremely modern in ideas or style; completely up-to-date.

ul′tra·mod′ern·ism n.
ul′tra·mod′ern·ist n.
ul′tra·mod′ern·is′tic adj.
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the condition of being beyond the norm of modern. — ultra-modernist, n.ultramodernistic, adj.
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But the children, who called her"Dio," had little knowledge of their mother's former life as a beacon of American ultramodernism. "I only knew her folk music persona, her classical piano playing, her attempts to cook," Peggy writes in a new memoir, First Time Ever, coming in November from Faber & Faber."Dio the Composer virtually did not exist in my growing up." Crawford tried to reconcile her folk present and her dissonant past with a second quartet, but no sketches for it survive."Will I ever write really simple music?" she wondered in a letter to Seeger.
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He is a pluralist who can go from something approaching the contextualism of Robert Stern in his work at the Prado expansion project or the National Museum of Roman Art in Merida to the ultramodernism that defines his latest project on 120th Street.