Jacobs may refer to:

  • Jacobs, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
  • Jacobs, Wisconsin, USA
  • St. Jacobs, Ontario, Canada
  • Jacobs School of Music, in Indiana University, Indiana, USA
  • Jacobs University Bremen, in Germany
Other uses
  • Jacobs (coffee), German company
  • Jacobs Aircraft Engine Company, former American aircraft engine company
  • Jacobs Engineering Group, American based engineering company
  • Jacobs Field, former name of Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio
  • ST Jacobs, an Indonesian tug.

Famous quotes containing the word jacobs:

    To approach a city ... as if it were [an] ... architectural problem ... is to make the mistake of attempting to substitute art for life.... The results ... are neither life nor art. They are taxidermy.
    —Jane Jacobs (b. 1916)

    ... a family I know ... bought an acre in the country on which to build a house. For many years, while they lacked the money to build, they visited the site regularly and picnicked on a knoll, the site’s most attractive feature. They liked so much to visualize themselves as always there, that when they finally built they put the house on the knoll. But then the knoll was gone. Somehow they had not realized they would destroy it and lose it by supplanting it with themselves.
    —Jane Jacobs (b. 1916)

    Artists, whatever their medium, make selections from the abounding materials of life, and organize these selections into works that are under the control of the artist.... In relation to the inclusiveness and literally endless intricacy of life, art is arbitrary, symbolic and abstracted. That is its value and the source of its own kind of order and coherence.
    —Jane Jacobs (b. 1916)