Similar thread to the "Old Art books" one (thanks everyone for the input, having more books to flick through is always a pleasure!); I was really toying with the idea of taking a look at the Eastern approach to making art, as opposed to the Western approach rooted in the Renaissance.
I'm really wondering mostly, what is their craft based on (same bases as the Western, different philosophies?) and if there are any texts on this branch either by Eastern masters, or people who studied their masterpieces and took any principles or methods off them. I believe the Impressionists were one of the first.
I feel like a boy in a candy shop, this topic is fascinating.
PS: I bet somebody is going to post a How to draw Manga somewhere.