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:

    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)

    What if we fail to stop the erosion of cities by automobiles?... In that case America will hardly need to ponder a mystery that has troubled men for millennia: What is the purpose of life? For us, the answer will be clear, established and for all practical purposes indisputable: The purpose of life is to produce and consume automobiles.
    —Jane Jacobs (b. 1916)

    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)